Tag Archives: First Amendment

The Slants’ Tam recalls fight for band’s trademark

Students and staff gathered in the Student Union Parliamentary Room on Sept. 24 to hear the story behind Simon Tam’s Asian-American rock band, The Slants.

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Constitution Day: A day for American reflection

Signed over 200 years ago, the U.S. Constitution was the focal point for Middle Tennessee State University students and faculty on Constitution Day on Sept. 17. The event was a campuswide read aloud of the Constitution in multiple locations on campus. 

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Shut Up and Dance highlights music’s role as free speech

College of Media and Entertainment Dean Ken Paulson hosted a combination of presentation and performance, titled “Shut Up and Dance,” for the attendees of the Southeast Journalism Conference in the Student Union Building in February.

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Paulson testifies at congressional committee about First Amendment

Dean Ken Paulson of MTSU’s College of Media and Entertainment joined other free speech experts for testimony Wednesday, Sept. 26, before a congressional committee examining how First Amendment rights are expressed on college campuses.

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“Freedom Sings” lights up Tucker Theater

MTSU kicked off the academic year with an performance of “Freedom Sings” on Aug. 27, a show that brings music and history together to celebrate the First Amendment.

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Freedom sang in October in Seigenthaler’s honor

It was a night of heartwarming and sometimes heartrending performances as Mass Comm Dean Ken Paulson’s “Freedom Sings” honored the life of the late Nashville journalist and activist John Seigenthaler.

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