Letter to the Editor: Recent op-ed inconsistent with position on open discourse

I organized and supervised the Steven Crowder event on Jan. 22 and thought it went quite well. Outside of a couple of protestors, I think a lot of students would agree with me. One such protestor was Nicholas Provenghi, who wrote an op-ed in the Jan. 28 issue of The...

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Steven Crowder Harms Debate

Steven Crowder Harms Debate

Even if you’ve had the pleasure of not knowing Steven Crowder — the former actor/comedian and current conservative social media darling — you may have still heard of his video series “Change My Mind,” which regularly pulls millions of views on YouTube. On Jan. 22, Crowder brought his specific brand...

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Conservative comedian sparks debate over gun laws

Conservative comedian sparks debate over gun laws

Conservative political commentator Steven Crowder came to campus to discuss firearm legislation with students and find common ground between their viewpoints and his own. Over the course of his segment, Crowder drew a crowd of about 40 students. Crowder hosts a YouTube series titled “Change My Mind” — which has...

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College campuses are key to bridging political, cultural gaps

College campuses are key to bridging political, cultural gaps

The current political climate has made honest discussion a precarious activity. The country is divided more than ever along political lines. A Pew Research Center study found that the political divide reached record levels during Obama’s presidency, and the recent election of Donald Trump has made matters worse. In this...

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Conservative comedian asked to leave campus by UTD Officials

Conservative comedian asked to leave campus by UTD Officials

Steven Crowder, a conservative political commentator, was asked to leave campus after he conducted a series of interviews with UTD students without permission from the university. The YouTube video of the interviews has since garnered over 1 million views. The video, “I’m Pro-Gun: Change My Mind,” features Crowder talking with...

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