Is There Free Speech on Social Media?Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, 7 p.m. Hawkins Conard Student Center Auditorium.Social media companies like Facebook and Twitter are at the center of debates about integrity of U.S. elections and the limits of free speech. Are these platforms responsible for policing disinformation? What free-speech rights should citizens, journalists, and politicians have online?
Sohrab Ahmari is the op-ed editor of the New York Post, a columnist for First Things, and a contributing editor of the Catholic Herald. Previously, he served as a columnist and editor with the Wall Street Journal opinion pages in New York and London, and as senior writer at Commentary. In addition to these publications, his writing has appeared in The New York Times, the Times Literary Supplement, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Spector, Dissent, and America. ...Read more

Hush II - Porcelain Sculptures

 Hush II-Porcelain Sculptures by Kimberly ChapmanOpening Reception Oct. 7 from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Exhibition runs through Nov. 7Coburn Art GalleryThis exhibition features three groupings of porcelain sculptures by artist Kimberly Chapman: Bridled Women, Elsie's Arsenal and the Refugee Series. There is a history of disinformation and false claims being used against women. This exhibition centers on what's left behind after terrible things happen through the lens of women and children. The eerie, delicate white porcelain sculptures shed light on these dark topics. The artwork calls upon past experiences as well as emotionally charged sociopolitical issues for its content. By exploring topics like silencing women, the danger of the refugee plight and domestic violence, viewers are given an opportunity to contemplate such prevalent issues in today's contemporary culture. Co-Sponsored by the Department of Art + Design
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Are We Victims of Social Media

 A Panel Discussion on "The Social Dilemma"Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m.Hawkins Conard Student Center AuditoriumFaculty members and student participants will respond to issues raised by "The Social Dilemma" film
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Screening of "The Social Dilemma"

 Wednesday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m.Hawkins Conard Student Center AuditoriumThis docu-drama explores the dangerous human impact of social networking with tech experts sounding the alarm on their own creations. A must see film for anyone who uses social media. This film will be the subject of a panel discussion on Wednesday, Sept 22.Co-Sponcered by the Ashland Center for Nonviolence. Read more