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Free speech dying a slow death on campus


Those in the American left like to see themselves as champions of free speech battling against an increasingly authoritarian — fascist, even — right that has passed bills like the PATRIOT Act and supported the Citizens United ruling.

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Column: Bomb UA lawns (with seeds)

They started in Europe where they were originally a symbol of the aristocracy, but with technological improvements, they have spread like a vegetal cancer across the Union thanks to that status and then as a sign of “beautification.”

Column: Just shut up and confirm Loretta Lynch already

Republicans are mounting an opposition campaign against President Barack Obama’s highly-qualified attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch, unless the Democrats agree to pass a bill targeting human trafficking — with an extremely controversial abortion ...

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Free speech dying a slow death on campus

Those in the American left like to see themselves as champions of free speech battling against an increasingly authoritarian — fascist, even — right that has passed bills like the PATRIOT Act and supported the Citizens United ruling. read more

Column: American colleges need to be free

In most of the developed world, quality public higher education is considered a right of citizenship — or even, as in Germany, all of Scandinavia and much of the rest of the world’s richest countries, a human right. read more

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Assault will go unpunished

The Pima County Attorney’s Office decided against the prosecution of Tucson Police Department officer Joel Mann for violently shoving a UA student during the Elite Eight clash. read more

We're splitting our ticket this year

The Daily Wildcat editorial board endorses candidates for the 2nd and 3rd Congressional Districts. The editorial board consists of Jacquelyn Oesterblad, Katelyn Kennon, Ethan McSweeney and Joey Fisher. read more

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Letter to the Editor: Treat graduate students better

Graduate students are integral to making the UA a first-class teaching and research institution. For example, graduate students teach one-third of the undergraduate classes offered at the university. Graduate students also publish our own research. Thus, ... read more

Your Views: October 1

I am a member of a prominent fraternity on the UA’s campus, and after reading this article, I couldn’t remain silent. read more

Your Views: September 25

The country that prides itself like no other on liberties and freedom keeps flushing those very core values further and further down the toilet. read more