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Campus Muzzles 2011

2011 Muzzle Awards: Campus Edition

Law school is not known for being fun, so some professors spice instruction with far-fetched hypotheticals. To some students at Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Delaware, one longtime criminal-law prof's hypos went too far.  
Another year of crushing free spirits at our colleges and universities
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  July 01, 2011

Slideshow: Doomstar gives out amateur tattoos

Punk trio Doomstar administer ink to Phoenix music writer P. Nick Curran; read his story about his experience and watch the video  here .
The Phoenix 's P. Nick Curran gets ink from Doomstar
By SYLVIA KIM  |  February 11, 2011

Former inmate, activist now free to speak out

Last year, when Ray Luc Levasseur was invited to speak on the University of Massachusetts — Amherst campus to commemorate the anniversary of a federal sedition trial held in Springfield, the speech prompted vehement protests from police groups and state
New releases
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  October 15, 2010

Charges against former UMass student to be dropped

A Mattapan man's 28-month legal ordeal ended in a Northampton courtroom last week, as the Northwestern District Attorney's office agreed to drop all charges against him pending an additional two months of incident-free pre-trial probation.
Justice Is Served Dept.
By JEREMY C. FOX  |  June 11, 2010

Critical Mass

If free speech is what gives value to the campus "marketplace of ideas," UMass Amherst would long ago have gone bankrupt.
Over the years, UMass Amherst has proven to be a reliable hotbed for political hypocrisy and squelching of free speech

Dance, Monkey: Steve Hofstetter

Do you think we as a nation will ever be prepared to grant Dave Coulier immunity for his involvement with Alanis?
We put a visiting comic on the hot seat. This week’s victim . . .
By MARC HIRSH  |  August 27, 2008