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UC-Irvine Chancellor on Sessions’ ‘Snowflakes’ Comment: ‘Calling Each Other Names’ Isn’t Productive
Jul. 26, 2018
Chancellor Gillman discusses free speech on college campuses.
The Chronicle of Higher Education

Campus Speech and the First Amendment
Jun. 28, 2018
Chancellor Gillman joins a panel to discuss free speech on campus and the First Amendment.

How to bolster the 1st Amendment on college campuses
Apr. 27, 2018 
California can nudge its institutions of higher learning to recommit themselves to free speech.
The Los Angeles Times

Free Speech and Inclusion on Campus 
Mar. 29, 2018
Foley Distinguished Lecture with Howard Gillman.
Thomas S. Foley Institute

UC Irvine chancellor: Students are not 'snowflakes,' but they need to understand free speech

Jan. 28, 2018 
Chancellor Howard Gillman answers questions about the need to protect free speech on college campuses.
The Los Angeles Times

Professors Are Losing Their Freedom of Expression
Nov. 15, 2017 
Op-Ed by Chancellor Howard Gillman and Erwin Chemerinsky on protecting faculty's freedom of expression.
The Washington Post

UC, Roiled by 1st Amendment Controversies, to Launch National Free Speech Center
Oct. 26, 2017 
Chancellor Howard Gillman leads advisory board of new UC National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement.
The Los Angeles Times

Does Disruption Violate Free Speech?
Oct. 18, 2017 
Op-Ed by Chancellor Howard Gillman and Erwin Chemerinsky on how free speech does not include preventing others’ free speech rights.
The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Intolerant Fifth: Free Speech at American Universities is Under Threat
Oct. 12, 2017 
Chancellor Gillman's strategy on tackling free speech issues on college campuses cited.
The Economist

The Trump Administration Says Colleges Are Suppressing Free Speech. How Should They Respond?
Oct. 2, 2017 
Chancellor Gillman comments on free speech debate.
The Chronicle of Higher Education

First Amendment Lessons for Liberals
Oct. 1, 2017 
Op-Ed by Chancellor Gillman and Erwin Chemerinsky on First Amendment lessons.
New York Daily News

A Free-Speech To-Do List for College Administrators
Sept. 4, 2017 
Set clear, neutral rules and support the rights of controversial speakers before a crisis begins.
The Wall Street Journal

UC Irvine's rare distinction: It's an elite research university that's a haven for Latinos
June 9, 2017 
Chancellor Gillman on UCI's commitment to diversify campus as part of our public mission.
The Los Angeles Times

Op-Ed: Top Colleges Should Be Catalysts For Upward Mobility
April 15, 2017 
Chancellor Gillman writes top schools should be engines of social mobility.
The Orange County Register