A new free-speech policy being implemented on University of Nebraska campuses seeks to help protect and define free sppech rights for students and staff. University Board of Regents member Hal Daub tells KLIN’s Coby Mach on Drive Time Lincoln the new policy helps differentiate free-speech, from otherwise rude and inappropriate behavior.
” It makes a distinction with respect to inappropriate conduct,” Daub says, ” It doesn’t let people hide rude and rambunctious and disruptive behavior behind the mantra of ‘free speech.’ ”
Daub says the new policy also seeks to educate the entire UNL community on the principals of the 1st amendment. The new policy was created in response to fallout from incident where a UNL staff member allegedly harassed a student on campus for attempting to recruite others to a conservative-organization.