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Free speech on campus is topic, Feb. 14

A lecture titled "Speech Codes, Censorship and Undue Process: Politics and the Restoration of Free Speech and Liberty on Campus" is set for 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14, in 104 Computer Science Building.

Speaking will be Donald Downs, professor of political science, law and journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a research fellow at the Independent Institute in Oakland, Calif.

Downs is the author of "Nazis in Skokie: Freedom, Community and the First Amendment," "The New Politics of Pornography" and "More Than Victims: Battered Women, the Syndrome Society and the Law." He currently is writing a book on the Cornell student uprising of 1969, which he calls "the watershed event for the rise of a new conception of the university  and contemporary challenges to liberal principles of education."

His talk, an Alpheus Mason Lecture in Constitutional Law and Political Thought, is sponsored by the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions.

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