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Thursday, 02 September 2021 16:34

OPINION: The new free speech bullies

As an academic dean of library services for the past 40 years, I think I have a good eye for what constitutes censorship. Cancel culture, a new term for an old and deadly form of silencing your enemies has recently shown its ugly face and has unmistakably assumed the role of free speech bullies. Not since the McCarthy Era have we seen such proscription of speech, and it appears to be unrelenting. The eagerness with which these new speech bullies seek to prohibit ideas is now ubiquitous, and the desire to cancel scores of individuals from Washington State to, well, the heart of the reddest of Red States, Rock Hill, South Carolina, where I live, is raging.

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HAMLET — Richmond Community College invites you to start "Playing the Admission Game" on Wednesday, Feb. 24, at an event that will tackle the topic of getting admitted to the college of your choice.

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RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services updated guidance for institutions of higher education, further emphasizing that colleges and universities must work to reduce risk of viral spread of COVID-19 both on and off campus.

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RALEIGH — Every North Carolina student, from kindergarteners to post-graduates, will have new health and safety rules to follow this fall.

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RALEIGH — Incoming University of North Carolina System President Peter Hans has accepted a $400,000 base salary — significantly less than the earnings of some peers and predecessors. But the pay, outlined in a five-year contract, is accompanied by hefty, performance-based bonuses.

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RALEIGH — American universities are in jeopardy of becoming no better than finishing schools reserved for the rich, Mitch Daniels told an audience at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

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RALEIGH — House Bill 389, which would open the way for universities to sell beer and wine at college sporting events, is awaiting a signature from the governor.

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