Freedom Of Expression

  • Vanderbilt University

    Nobel laureate Maria Ressa to deliver 2023 Vanderbilt Graduates Day address

    Maria A. Ressa, an internationally acclaimed journalist who has endured political threats and government arrests for her commitment to truth and democracy, will receive Vanderbilt University’s prestigious Nichols-Chancellor’s Medal when she speaks to the university’s graduating students and their families during 2023 Commencement activities. Read More

    Mar 1, 2023

  • Vanderbilt University

    WATCH: A candid conversation on free expression at Vanderbilt

    Academic experts and university leaders came together with the VUcept peer mentor group for a candid conversation about freedom of expression on Aug. 22. The discussion centered on the importance of open discourse in providing the necessary conditions for transformative education and pathbreaking research. Read More

    Aug 24, 2022

  • Chancellor Daniel Diermeier (center) on stage at the Aspen Ideas Festival 2022.

    Diermeier speaks at Aspen Ideas Festival, emphasizes importance of free expression at universities

    Chancellor Daniel Diermeier participated in a conversation titled “The Path Forward for Academic Freedom in Higher Ed” as part of the world-renowned Aspen Ideas Festival on June 29. The panel set out to explore the “twin ideals of open inquiry and free expression” as well as higher education’s unique role in advancing these forces. Read More

    Jul 11, 2022

  • Campus students pedestrian bridge

    Vanderbilt announces updates to Freedom of Expression policy in Student Handbook

    Vanderbilt has updated its Freedom of Expression policy—a vital part of the university’s commitment to open discourse, discovery and learning—to strengthen civil and respectful discussion and debate of challenging ideas and beliefs among the campus community. The revised policy and guidelines also clarify the university’s policy on various forms of free expression such as demonstrations, dissents and protests. Read More

    Mar 23, 2022