U Of I Board To Discuss Free Speech On Campus At Retreat 

(Champaign, IL)  —  University of Illinois officials will be discussing free speech on campus during a retreat later this summer.  The “News Gazette” reports the topic is on the agenda for the university’s Board of Trustees’ annual retreat in July.  Free speech has become a focus at Illinois after UI’s Carl Woese Institute for Genomic Biology dropped plans for a talk by Nobel Laureate James Watson.  The move was made after some faculty objected to comments Watson made regarding race and intelligence.