free speech

Alexa Ard

A University of Nevada, Reno student made headlines this weekend after a photo showing him at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia circulated nationwide.

The 20-year-old's participation sparked outrage among many fellow students and community members, who are calling for his expulsion. But UNR President Marc Johnson said Monday the school does not have a legal reason to do so.

University of Nevada, Reno

As Donald Trump closes in on his 100th day in office, many of his critics continue to claim that his administration is threatening protections under the First Amendment. A forum taking place Tuesday night at the University of Nevada, Reno explores that idea.

New Novel Explores Free Speech On College Campuses

Dec 13, 2016

Reno author Bourne Morris has a new novel coming out that examines the complex issue of allowing all free speech on college campuses, even if that speech could offend community members or potentially incite violence. 

Her previous books have explored other university issues, like binge-drinking, plagiarism and college policies on sexual assault.

Looking forward, Morris sees many other issues plaguing colleges across the country, including financial strains that are causing schools to hire more non-tenured faculty, ultimately creating tension with existing professors.

Julia Ritchey

More than 45 years after the Supreme Court established First Amendment protections for students, free speech remains a hot-button issue across high school and college campuses — from controversial prom dress codes to widely publicized protests at the University of Missouri this year. Reno Public Radio's Julia Ritchey sat down with the plaintiff in that landmark case on student rights in the 21st century.