Two demonstrations of the First Amendment were notably absent from Cal Poly’s campus Fall 2018: the Free Speech Wall and the protests against it. For those who missed it, there is no reason to worry; the Cal Poly College Republicans…
“We thought why not start the conversation now around free speech,” political science sophomore and Cal Poly Democrats Co-President Eireann O’Grady said. “We often only talk about free speech when someone does something racist, sexist or homophobic, and then it gears toward how do we protect this racist. ”
Cal Poly’s speaker security spending policy remains unchanged after the university spent $140,000 over the past two years on security for controversial speaker Milo Yiannopoulos’ two visits. The resolution was discussed in the final meeting of the year until the…
The resolution may change before it is voted on and will only be advisory to campus administration.
An estimated 25 protesters showed up to the panel, compared to the 50-60 at last year’s Yiannopoulos event.
Bartel argues that Armstrong should show solidarity with marginalized communities by refusing to allow Milo Yiannopoulos to speak on campus.
Cal Poly College Republicans said after they revealed their replacement panelist, all other sponsors withdrew from the event.