Committee to recommend final expressive activity policy

The committee of faculty members, students and staff has begun a review of the university’s interim expressive activity policy and will recommend a final policy early in the fall semester.

Global Scholars amplify free expression

The first-ever group of Undergraduate Global Scholars at the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies are writers, artists and researchers with a common goal – to speak up for global free speech.

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Speaker: Content moderation is free speech, not censorship

In her decade researching the topic, Kate Starbird, has witnessed the spread of unintentional misinformation and the growth of deceptive, organized disinformation campaigns that have metastasized throughout social media platforms.

Freedom of Expression-themed dinners focus on choice

“Botticelli’s Banquet,” an Italian Renaissance-themed dinner held April 23 in Keeton House, featured Tuscan-inspired ingredients and a customizable, house-made pizza – evoking the period’s newfound freedom of expression.

Expert defends free speech rights, ‘content neutral’ policies

Former ACLU president Nadine Strossen discussed First Amendment issues with Provost Michael I. Kotlikoff and a panel of student leaders on April 29 in Willard Straight Hall.

Freedom of Expression debates reflect civil discourse

Four events and several contentious issues later, the series modeled meaningful exchange, says Senior Associate Dean Ariel Avgar.

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Defying the Odds: Elja Sharifi’s Voice for the Powerless

Afghan visual artist Elja Sharifi, currently a visiting scholar at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, sees her escape from the Taliban as a call to action. She will enter Cornell’s PhD program in art history next fall.

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Paying a price to speak out, dissident writers help preserve freedoms

Speakers at “Dissident Writers: A Conversation” explored how writers keep freedoms open for others by taking risks to criticize governments or societies in environments where there is a cost.

Tea ice cream scoops Freedom of Expression competition

A team of mostly first-year students created Brewing CommuniTea, an Earl Grey tea ice cream with caramel swirls and buttery shortbread pieces inspired by Cornell’s theme year.