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The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Student Press Freedom Day: The right to speak freely

Student Press Freedom Day: The right to speak freely

Evelyn Mickschl March 3, 2022

The First Amendment of the United States Constitution states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of...

Anti-abortion protestors should not be protected by the university

Ethan Wallace February 17, 2022

Last November, UK’s campus, along with other public parts of Lexington, became briefly overrun with pro-life demonstrators vocalizing their cause to unsuspecting scholars just trying to get into Whitehall.The...

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Free Speech Zones are a First Amendment violation

November 28, 2018

Perhaps the amendment most well known is the first one: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech,...

Jen Smith, a 2008 graduate of the UK School of Journalism, was honored as a distinguished alumna at the First Amendment Celebration on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by David Stephenson

UK journalism school honors alumni, First Amendment at annual event

Sierra McLean October 3, 2018

Discussions of fake news, the state of journalism and freedom of the press permeated the 13th annual First Amendment Celebration, which was held in the Alumni Association Auditorium at the William T....

Panelists at UKs Free Speech vs. Hate Speech in the Jacobs Science Building on Tuesday, Feb. 20. Photo by Brandon Jent

Leaders, students talk on hate speech, First Amendment

Brandon Jent February 21, 2018

Hate speech is protected by the First Amendment, but that doesn’t mean it comes without consequences, panelists said.UK invited students, faculty and community members to attend a panel discussing freedom...

University of Mississippi professor of higher education Neil Hutchens, left, and UK professor of higher education Willis Jones, right, led a discussion about free speech on Oct. 23. Photo by Shannon Hickerson. 

Free speech discussion encouraged students to become more tolerant of hate speech

Shannon Hickerson October 24, 2017

The UK College of Education Inclusiveness Committee sponsored an interactive discussion on Monday evening, focusing on free speech controversies that have arisen at colleges and universities throughout...

First Amendment Celebration at William T. Young Library.

Alumni honored at First Amendment Celebration

Madison Dyment September 29, 2017

UK’s 12th annual First Amendment Celebration was held Thursday night. This was the first time that distinguished alumni of the School of Journalism and Media were honored as part of the event.There were...

University of Chicago welcomes diversity of ideas, even conservative ones

Madison Rexroat February 25, 2017

The University of Chicago announced in August that the school would welcome all ideas and not suppress any forms of expression or discussion. The announcement, sent in a letter to incoming freshmen, contradicts...

Professors added to anti-conservative watch list

Madison Rexroat November 29, 2016

Nearly 200 professors from across the nation have been added to a watch list started Monday by nonprofit group, Turning Point USA.The group, which presents the list as an evaluative resource for prospective...

Twitter unveils new anti-abuse tools, suspends alt-right accounts

Madison Rexroat November 18, 2016

On Tuesday, Twitter released a new set of tools on the app that will help combat hate speech, cyberbullying and abuse.The most prominent feature is a ‘Mute Words’ option, which allows users to mute...

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