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Trump free speech executive order complicates DePaul’s history with controversial speakers

Trump free speech executive order complicates DePaul’s history with controversial speakers

Bianca Cseke, Online Editor

April 8, 2019

DePaul officials do not yet know how the university will be affected by a recent executive order from President Donald Trump. Trump’s order requires colleges and universities to “promote free and open debate” on their campuses. Free speech at DePaul has long been controversial, with the university having a histor...

Conservative speakers denied visit, event forced off campus

Conservative speakers denied visit, event forced off campus

October 15, 2018

Two speakers from the conservative advocacy organization Turning Point USA (TPUSA) were scheduled to speak with the DePaul chapter of TPUSA on Oct. 16 as a part of the TPUSA Campus Clash Tour, but the event was prohibited from campus. Representatives from TPUSA and DePaul giving different ...

Milo denied again: Patio theatre cancels “Troll Academy” tour

Milo denied again: Patio theatre cancels “Troll Academy” tour

Evelyn Baker

October 23, 2017

What would have been Milo Yiannopoulos’ second appearance in Chicago since protesters disrupted a May 2016 event at DePaul University hosting the former Breitbart editor has been cancelled due to cries of opposition and safety concerns. Read More »...

DePaul Republicans chalk it out, again

DePaul Republicans chalk it out, again

Brenden Moore

September 13, 2016

A sequel to April's 'chalkening', members of the DePaul College Republicans harshly criticized the university's position on free speech Tuesday in a series of messages chalked on the sidewalk outside university buildings on the Lincoln Park campus. Read More »...

Banned by DePaul, Shapiro speaks with The DePaulia

Banned by DePaul, Shapiro speaks with The DePaulia

Brenden Moore

August 4, 2016

Conservative writer and Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Wire Ben Shapiro faulted DePaul for its supposed inability to “control its own student body” Wednesday in an interview with the DePaulia, only days after the university denied a request from a student group to have the conservative speak this fall...

Student groups agree DePaul ‘crossed the line’ with Shapiro

Student groups agree DePaul ‘crossed the line’ with Shapiro

Jackson Danbeck

August 2, 2016

In the wake of DePaul University denying conservative commentator Ben Shapiro’s request to speak on campus, student political groups have, in a rare show of solidarity, come out to say that the university’s guidelines on the matter are unclear and contradictory. In a statement, the univers...

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