Ohio University bans indoor protests with new speech policy
September 24, 2017
ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio University's new "freedom of expression" policy has been met with opposition by some students and faculty.
The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/2h2pAGI ) Ohio University announced the new speech policy Sept. 8. University officials last week extended a comment period on what it calls an "interim policy" by two weeks, to Oct. 20, noting it's an issue many "care about deeply."
Under the policy, protests and rallies are not permitted inside of university buildings. The shift in policy comes after 70 protesters participating in a campus sit-in to oppose Presid...