Speaker sues university over security fee for visitRichard Spencer, a controversial white nationalist speaker, is suing the University of Cincinnati for the $11,000 security fee associated with his campus visit. According to The Associated Press, Spencer's lawyers claim the fee was prohibitive to Spencer's right to free speech.However, university officials said the $11,000 security fee was only a portion of the total fees in increased security that Spencer's visit cost the institution. Spencer's previous visit to the University of Virginia resulted in massive protests that led to three deaths, many more injuries, and thousands of dollars of damage to the university.Student sues community college over free speechAfter a student at Joliet Junior College was detained by campus police, who also confiscated pamphlets she was passing out criticizing capitalism, she sued her institution, alleging her right to free speech was violated. According to Newsweek, Ivette Salazar was handing out “Shut Down Capitalism” pamphlets on campus when she was stopped by a JJC police officer, who was allegedly concerned that the action might incite arguments or fights.Salazar was detained by the police officer for 40 minutes, during which time she inquired about her rights to free speech and was allegedly told “the university makes that determination.” Salazar had not received pre‐approval from the college to distribute the pamphlets on campus.Yale settles lawsuit over expulsion after assault claimsYale University has settled a lawsuit with a former student who claims he was unfairly expelled after sexual assault allegations made against him in 2012 proved to be false. According to The Associated Press, a federal judge in Hartford signed off on the settlement, which, according to a Yale spokesperson, did not include payment to the ex‐student.The former student, identified only as John Doe, is Native American, and claimed that Yale discriminated against him based on his ethnicity.University fined after basketball victory kerfuffleTexas Tech University was fined $25,000 after a safety violation in which the university failed to protect West Virginia University basketball players when Texas Tech fans stormed the court after a victory. According to ABC News, videos posted to social media show WVU players trying to reach the sidelines after thousands of Texas Tech fans swarmed the court after their team upset WVU.“The Texas Tech Department of Athletics has a written event management policy, which was unsuccessful in ensuring the safety and security of the visiting team game participants,” said Bob Bowlsby, Big 12 commissioner, in a statement about the incident.NEWS BRIEFINGThis monthly feature will help you stay abreast of security‐related news you can use to help keep your institution safe.
Campus Security Report – Wiley
Published: Jan 1, 2018
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