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Cal Poly Pomona reaches settlement with student over free speech rights

Cal Poly Pomona reaches settlement with student over free speech rights

Cal Poly Pomona has agreed to strengthen campus free speech policies after reaching a settlement with a student who sued when he was restricted from handing out literature promoting a vegan diet. In the settlement announced Thursday, the college said it has revised policies to ensure that free speech activities such as protests and leafleting are not limited to a single designated area and do not require advance permits. In addition, university police and staff in the Office of Student Life and Culture Centers will receive training on free speech guarantees. The college also agreed to pay student Nicolas Tomas $35,000 in damages and attorney's fees. Tomas, a...

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