UW regents approve free speech resolution
July 7, 2017
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin System leaders approved a resolution re-affirming their commitment to free speech Friday, as a bill that would punish students who disrupt campus speakers works its way through the Legislature.
Regent Vice President Drew Petersen called the resolution, adopted in a unanimous voice vote, "a guidepost" for campuses to "honor opposing views and to promote a civil discourse environment."
The resolution does not include penalties, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. But the resolution states that regents and system officials will be committed t...