Ann Atkinson

Senate, Arizona State University, free speech
Sep 15, 2023

ASU probe finds controversial speaking engagement revealed ‘no evidence’ of censorship

Arizona State University’s internal investigation into a controversial speaking engagement revealed “no evidence” of censorship by ASU faculty or administrators and found allegations by former director of the since shuttered host, the T.W. Lewis Center, were not “supported by the facts.”  

ASU, Gammage Auditorium, Joint Legislative Ad Hoc Committee on Freedom of Expression at Arizona’s Public Universities, Linda Blake, terminiated
Jul 27, 2023

2nd ASU firing ‘retaliation’ for conservative event

Another former Arizona State University employee has come forward with allegations she was terminated from her position as “retaliation” for producing events that university administrators didn’t like.

Jul 18, 2023

GOP lawmakers call ASU’s free speech into question

 Democrats and Republicans on a legislative panel clashed over free speech on Arizona’s largest university campus Tuesday and will likely resume the fight into next year’s session.