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MU releases new policies on protests and use of public spaces

The University of Missouri released new policies about how the campus community and visitors can use public spaces and protest.

The committee that was responsible for these policy changes, the Ad Hoc Joint Committee on Protests, Public Spaces, Free Speech and the Press, met in Feb. 2016. After an extensive approval process, the policies were approved on April 20 of this year and go into effect June 1.

“It’s often said that out of challenge comes opportunity. After the stressful events our campus experienced in the fall of 2015, our campus – students, staff and faculty – has exercised leadership in developing policies that promote free expression, celebrate peaceful protest and dissent, and articulate standards for the responsible and reasonable exercise of these rights,” said Bob Jerry, Isidor Loeb Professor of Law and chair of the committee.

You can read the entire announcement and the new policies here.

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