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Saturday, July 11 • 1:30pm - 2:20pm
REASON DAY: "Sex and Speech on Campus: From Freedom to Fuggeddaboutit"
False charges of gang rape at University of Virginia. Censoring of American Sniper viewings at multiple schools. Calls for "trigger warnings" when reading The Great Gatsby. Micro-aggressions too tiny to perceive without ideological microscopes. You can't pick up a newspaper or read a blog these days without encountering egregious cases of P.C. orthodoxy that shut down free expression and demonize virtually all sexual contact at colleges and universities. Reason's Nick Gillespie, a Ph.D. who has taught at the college level, and Robby Soave, who has reported on dozens of horrifying stories of repression run amok, explain why today's campus climate is so chilled when it comes to sex and speech--and what can be done to make colleges vibrant once again.

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Nick Gillespie

Editor in Chief, Reason.com & Reason TV
Nick Gillespie is editor-in-chief of Reason.com and Reason TV, the online platforms of Reason, the libertarian magazine of "Free Minds and Free Markets." The two sites draw over 4 million visits per month and have been named among the nation's best political sites. He is co-author of The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What's Wrong With America. The Daily Beast has named Gillespie one of "The... Read More →
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Robby Soave

Staff Editor, Reason.com
Robby Soave is a staff editor at Reason.com. He enjoys writing about college news, education policy, criminal justice reform, and television. His work also appears in The Detroit News.  Before joining Reason, he was a reporter for The Daily Caller and associate editor for The College Fix. A graduate of the University of Michigan, he served as editorial page editor and summer managing editor of The Michigan... Read More →

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Reason is the monthly print magazine of "free minds and free markets." It covers politics, culture, and ideas through a provocative mix of news, analysis, commentary, and reviews. Reason provides a refreshing alternative to right-wing and left-wing opinion magazines by making a principled case for liberty and individual choice in all areas of human activity. Reason.com is updated daily with articles and columns on current developments in politics... Read More →

Saturday July 11, 2015 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Melrose 4