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Students rally for free speech

by Archives October 2, 2002

A free-speech rally in front of the Hall Building Monday afternoon drew a crowd of roughly 200 students and supporters. The event was organized by the CSU in response to the moratorium imposed by the administration.

“This is an extremely dangerous policy and it goes against all the values we cherish here in a free country,” said CSU VP Academic Ralph Lee. Lee spoke to the crowd throughout the afternoon and urged them to make as much noise as possible in order to let the rector know how they felt about the moratorium.

The new policies, approved by the university’s Board of Governors on Sept. 18, prohibit information tables, leaflets, art exhibits and events dealing with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Also banned is student tabling of any kind on the Mezzanine and in the lobby of the Hall Building.

“It is bad for our image,” said Aaron Mat

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