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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Fixing bias among UT paid speakers.

With all the long standing bias against conservative paid speakers at UT, I have drafted legislation to make so money that is mandatorily collected by the university through the student activity fee will be distributed on a system in line with actual club membership.

The Daily Beacon reports on it and actually seemed to give the idea a pretty good review.


  1. The UTK Republicans have a website (last updated in August, of some year; looks like 2012), blog (updated 2007), and facebook account (updated 2010). These are all free, but are not being used. Given this inactivity, it would be good to know if there has actually been bias against conservative speakers or just lack of engagement by conservatives.

    Relevant links:
    Website: http://web.utk.edu/~utkgop/
    Blog: http://thetennesseegop.blogspot.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2200324459/

  2. Hey Senator Campfield! I was wondering the logistics of how this bill would work. As a student who's been in leadership of several organizations I've seen membership shift drastically over the course of a semester. How would this bill define membership to a student organization? Secondly, most of the organizations at UTK at least are not politically driven, they are cultural, artistic, and service based. While there may be a bias at the university, organizations like the campus theatre group depend on this kind of funding to put on plays and the ethnic student groups use this money to put on cultural events. Are these events "biased"?


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