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$500 essay contest about hate speech open to all U of M students

October 3, 2011

The University of Minnesota School of Journalism and Mass Communication will hold an essay contest in which students are asked to respond to the question, “How should communities deal with hate speech?”

The essay contest is open to all undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Minnesota. The first place winner will receive $500 and have his or her essay published in the Star Tribune. The first runner-up will receive $150, and both will be honored at the Liberty Tree Keynote Address at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, in Nicholson Hall. Essays are due Oct. 15 to

The Liberty Tree student essay contest, sponsored by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Star Tribune, is being held as part of a week’s worth of events that commemorate Minnesota’s role in the development of First Amendment law.

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