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Letter on Students’ Free Speech

Joint Statement of AAUP@UTK and UTK Chapter of United Campus Workers | February 26, 2021 The University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) and the UTK Chapter of United Campus Workers (UCW) unequivocally support students’ right to free expression, including the right to protest peacefully. That right is the backbone of any education and any democracy worth the name. We therefore endorse the February 24, 2021 statement by the ETSU Student Government Association affirming the First Amendment rights of student athletes to kneel during the playing of the national anthem. At the same time, we condemn the recent… Read More »Letter on Students’ Free Speech