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Universities say they're complying with campus speech law


October 31, 2019

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota university leaders told state lawmakers on Wednesday that they're working to implement a law aimed at ensuring free speech and intellectual diversity, after one legislator accused them of "slow walking" the reforms to avoid fostering conservative thought on campus.

The legislature passed the bill last spring after controversy over a "Hawaiian Day " party theme at the University of South Dakota revived conservative lawmakers' complaints about political correctness on campus. The Board of Regents opposed the bill as unnecessary, citing unfunded testing...

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