- Associated Press - Saturday, November 19, 2016

CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) - Eastern Illinois University’s campus walkways have been riddled with political messages in chalk about President-elect Donald Trump and his recent victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton.

The (Decatur) Herald and Review reports that trustee Daniel Caulkins told his colleagues on Friday that he was disturbed that a group of students at another school sought removal of political messages because they disagreed with the message. He did not name the school but says the students sought to have the message declared a “hate crime.”

But EIU president David Glassman said such messages are not hate speech and that the university believes in free speech and its diversity.

The trustees are pleased with the school’s response.

Trustee Rene Hutchinson says peaceful college-campus protest is nothing new.


Information from: Herald & Review, https://www.herald-review.com

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