UT System board approves 'Chicago Statement' affirming commitment to free speech

Megan Menchaca
Austin American-Statesman

Excerpt: The University of Texas System Board of Regents unanimously adopted on Thursday a version of the "Chicago Statement," a widely known set of principles affirming an institution’s commitment to free speech.

The UT Regents approved the UT System’s "Commitment to Freedom of Speech and Expression" during its quarterly meeting to acknowledge and continue the UT System’s “long-standing commitment” to protect the freedom of speech, expression and inquiry on campus, according to the meeting agenda.