Wesleyan Student Government Considers Cutting Funds Of Student Newspaper After Black Lives Matter Op-Ed
The intertwined issues of free speech and a lack of diversity in the newspaper have sparked a contentious debate throughout the campus, and the saga has attracted national attention. Wesleyan's president, provost and vice president for equity and inclusion released a statement that said students have the right to voice their own opinions -- "but there is no right not to be offended ... Censorship diminishes true diversity of thinking." But activists maintain that the issue is one of diversity, not of censorship.
"I've got another opinion article that I've written and I've submitted it to the school paper."
A petition says the Wesleyan Argus "has historically failed to be an inclusive representation of the voices of the student body."