President Robert J. Zimmer: Free Expression on University Campuses

April 7, 2017

To:  Members of the University Community
From:  Robert J. Zimmer
Subject:  Free Expression on University Campuses
Date: April 7, 2017

The topic of free expression has received a great deal of attention lately among university faculty, students, staff, and presidents around the country. Like many university presidents, I have been asked to make remarks about this in various venues. Last week, for example, I gave an address on the topic at Colgate University. A number of people have asked for a copy of this address, which was entitled "Free Expression on University Campuses: The Chicago Principles." You can find the address at the following page on our website: There is other material relevant to this issue at

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