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Pitt waives Shapiro fee for College Republicans

Pitt waives Shapiro fee for College Republicans

By Brian Gentry and Emily Wolfe

January 28, 2019

University spokesman Joe Miksch said the College Republicans were responsible for the fee, as “consistent with University guidelines,” but the University would waive it due to the high cost to the club.

Report evaluates colleges’ free speech rules

Report evaluates colleges’ free speech rules

By Neena Hagen, Staff Writer

January 10, 2019

Free speech rights are among the most debated topics on college campuses across the country. But the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, FIRE, put free speech issues into numbers in a report last month.

Young America’s Foundation threatens lawsuit against Pitt over Ben Shapiro security fee

Young America’s Foundation threatens lawsuit against Pitt over Ben Shapiro security fee

By Christian Snyder, Editor-in-Chief

November 14, 2018

After Pitt charged YAF with a $5,000 security fee for its planned Ben Shapiro speech, the conservative group threatened legal action, alleging the fee is unconstitutional.

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