University says offensive ‘F— UVA’ signs in common area are protected free speech

By: | October 5, 2020

A large sign saying “F— UVA” on a residence door on the school’s Lawn has riled alumni and created a social media debate that led the university’s president, rector and general counsel to defend it as protected political speech.

Several more similar signs on Lawn doors have followed.

The administration’s decision to leave the signs alone, along with recent decisions to remove some statues and put into context UVA founder Thomas Jefferson’s slave ownership, has upset many university supporters, both alumni and in the community.

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