By University Communications
The weeklong series of events titled “Say What? Examining Freedom of Speech at App State” centered around the First Amendment and freedom of expression on our campus. In presenting this programming, Appalachian State University proactively explored issues of free speech, academic freedom and respect for differences of opinion and belief faced by college campuses across the nation.
The series of more than two dozen events culminated March 31, but the conversation continues.
Below are links to podcasts recorded during “Say What?” so that the Appalachian Community can continue to draw on the knowledge and wisdom provided by on-campus experts and visiting speakers:
“In large public forums and small group workshops, we explored how we, both as an institution of higher learning and as individuals, can respect and adhere to the First Amendment. This investigation is critical for a community where difficult conversations, likely to elicit a variety of opinions and beliefs, are part of our academic endeavor,” said Chancellor Sheri N. Everts.
“We hope all the events and exchanges that took place during ‘Say What?’ help our students better navigate their time here and in the work/play spaces they choose after graduation,” Everts said.
“We hope all the events and exchanges that took place during ‘Say What?’ help our students better navigate their time here and in the work/play spaces they choose after graduation.”
– Chancellor Sheri N. Everts