MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Mon, 27 May 2019 07:01:38 +0000 Trump to colleges: Back free speech or lose funds http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/48c98835b73f4ec6882dd0de979fcef9 President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday requiring U.S. colleges to protect free speech on their campuses or risk losing federal research funding. (March 21) 48c98835b73f4ec6882dd0de979fcef9 Thu, 21 Mar 2019 21:23:00 +0000 RESTRICTION SUMMARY: AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST: ASSOCIATED PRESS - AP CLIENTS ONLYWashington, DC - 21 March 20191. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President:"Under the guise of speech codes and safe spaces and trigger warnings, these universities have tried to restrict free thought, impose total conformity and shut down the voices of great young Americans like those here today, great people. All of that changes starting right now, we're dealing with billions and billions and billions of dollars."3. Cutaway of audience4. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President:"Taxpayer dollars should not subsidize anti First Amendment institutions and that's exactly what they are, anti First Amendment. Universities that want taxpayer dollars should promote free speech, not silence free speech." 5. Wide side shot of event6. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President:"Today we're delivering a clear message to the professors and power structures trying to suppress dissent and keep young Americans - and all Americans, not just young Americans - from challenging rigid far left ideology. People who are confident in their beliefs do not censor others. We don't want to censor others. They welcome free, fair and open debate and that's what we're demanding. Under the policy I'm announcing today federal agencies will use their authority under various grant making programs to ensure that public universities protect, cherish, protect the First Amendment and First Amendment rights of their students or risk losing billions and billions of dollars of federal taxpayer dollars."7. Cutaway of students applauding8. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President:"Student loan debt. I'm going to work to fix it because it's outrageous what's happening. You're not given that fair start. You're too far down, it's not right and we're going to work very, very hard to get it fixed. But we're going to start with 43 million people in the United States are currently working to pay off student loans and we'll be talking about that very soon. We're gonna work on that very soon. I've always been very good with loans and I love loans. I love other peoples' money. We're gonna work on it."9. Trump signs executive order, holds it up STORYLINE: President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday requiring U.S. colleges to protect free speech on their campuses or risk losing federal research funding. The new order directs federal agencies to ensure that any college or university receiving research grants agrees to promote free inquiry and to follow federal rules and regulations supporting free speech. "We will not stand idly by and allow public institutions to violate their students constitutional rights. If a college or university doesn't allow you to speak we will not give them money it's very simple", Trump said at a White House signing ceremony. "Taxpayer dollars should not subsidize anti-First Amendment institutions." Trump's action follows a growing chorus of complaints from conservatives who say their voices have been stifled on college campus. Joining Trump at the ceremony were three students who said they were challenged by their schools while trying to express views against abortion or in support of their faith. Under the order, colleges that want to tap into more than $35 billion a year in federal research and educational grants will have to certify that they protect free speech. For public universities, that means agreeing to uphold the First Amendment, which they're already required to do. Private universities, which have more flexibility in limiting speech, will be required to commit to their own institutional rules. The order covers research and educational grants from a dozen agencies including the Department of Health and Human Services, the Environmental Protection Agency and NASA. It does not jeopardize federal financial aid that the Education Department sends to schools to cover students' tuition. Enforcing the order will be left to federal agencies that award research and educational grants, along with the Office of Management and Budget. Separate from the free speech requirement, the order also calls for several measures meant to promote transparency in the student loan industry and in how well colleges prepare students. =========================================================== Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday requiring U.S. colleges to protect free speech on their campuses or risk losing federal research funding. (March 21) Trump to colleges: Back free speech or lose funds