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Foundation for Individual Rights in Education


    Thu, June 21, 2012

    FIRE Update


    Speech Code of the Month

    FIRE announces its Speech Code of the Month for June 2012: Centre College in Kentucky. Centre promises to protect students' fundamental rights, but it severely ...

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    Mon, May 21, 2012

    FIRE Update




    Professor Who Criticized Muslims on Facebook
    Sues Purdue University Calumet
    CHICAGO, May 16, 2012–A professor has filed a free speech lawsuit against Purdue University ...

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    Wed, April 11, 2012

    FIRE Update


    The Latest News from FIRE

    FIRE VP Shibley on 'Fox ~Friends'
    FIRE's Robert Shibley appeared on Fox News Channel's Fox ~Friends on April 1 to discuss our ...

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    Fri, February 17, 2012

    FIRE Update


    Speech Code of the Month

    FIRE announces its Speech Code of the Month for February 2012: the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). For a number ...

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    Wed, January 11, 2012

    Campus Speech Codes Decline Again


    New FIRE Report: Campus Speech Codes Decline Again
    PHILADELPHIA, January 10, 2012–The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE; thefire.org) released its 2012 report on campus ...

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    Mon, November 07, 2011

    FIRE Update


    November 7, 2011 Volume 8 / Issue 22
    The mission of FIRE is to defend and sustain individual rights at America's colleges and universities.
    George Will Castigates Vanderbilt for ...

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    Fri, October 14, 2011

    Religious Student Group Gets Green Light



    Will Creeley, Director of Legal and Public Advocacy
    Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE)
    601 Walnut Street, Suite 510
    Philadelphia, PA 19106
    Phone: ...

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    Thu, September 15, 2011

    FIRE Update


    September 15, 2011 Volume 8 / Issue 19
    The mission of FIRE is to defend and sustain individual rights at America's colleges and universities.
    Victory for Freedom of Speech at Northern ...

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    Fri, September 09, 2011

    FIRE Update


    September 8, 2011 Volume 8 / Issue 18
    The mission of FIRE is to defend and sustain individual rights at America's colleges and universities.
    Outrage Builds Against U.S. Department of ...

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    Thu, August 18, 2011

    FIRE Update


    The mission of FIRE is to defend and sustain individual rights at America's colleges and universities.
    In Daily Caller, FIRE's Robert Shibley Warns Parents, Grandparents about Reduced ...

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    Thu, August 04, 2011

    FIRE Update


    August 4, 2011 Volume 8 / Issue 16
    The mission of FIRE is to defend and sustain individual rights at America's colleges and universities.
    American Association of University Professors ...

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    Tue, July 26, 2011

    FIRE Update


    July 25, 2011 Volume 8 / Issue 15

    The mission of FIRE is to defend and sustain individual rights at America's colleges and universities.

    Widener Law ...

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    Thu, July 07, 2011

    FIRE Update


    July 7, 2011 Volume 8 / Issue 14
    The mission of FIRE is to defend and sustain individual rights at America's colleges and universities.
    Campus Muzzles Announced: Yale, Wesleyan, ...

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    Thu, June 23, 2011

    FIRE Update


    June 23, 2011 Volume 8 / Issue 13
    The mission of FIRE is to defend and sustain individual rights at America's colleges and universities.
    FIRE Challenges Yale to Stand Up for Free ...

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    Tue, May 31, 2011

    FIRE Update


    The mission of FIRE is to defend and sustain individual rights at America's colleges and universities.
    UC Santa Barbara Student Government Tries to Derail David Horowitz Event, Lies About ...

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    Tue, May 24, 2011

    Seven Best School for Free Speech


    PHILADELPHIA, May 24, 2011–Today the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) commends the nation's seven best colleges and universities for freedom of speech in an article by FIRE ...

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    Fri, May 13, 2011

    FIRE Update


    The mission of FIRE is to defend and sustain individual rights at America's colleges and universities.
    Former FIRE Intern on Glenn Beck to Discuss Problems for Conservatives on Campus

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    Fri, May 06, 2011

    New Fed Regs Limit Campus Rights


    FIRE: New Federal Regulations Limit Due Process Rights on Campus
    WASHINGTON, May 5, 2011–In response to new federal regulations announced last month that require colleges and universities ...

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    Thu, April 28, 2011

    FIRE Update


    April 27, 2011 Volume 8 / Issue 9
    The mission of FIRE is to defend and sustain individual rights at America's colleges and universities.
    Wendy Kaminer in The Atlantic on the 'SaVE ...

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    Mon, April 18, 2011

    FIRE Update


    April 18, 2011 Volume 8 / Issue 8
    The mission of FIRE is to defend and sustain individual rights at America's colleges and universities.
    Joined by Broad Coalition, FIRE Files Brief in ...

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    Fri, April 15, 2011

    Gainsville College Censorship


    Adam Kissel, Vice President of Programs
    Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE)
    601 Walnut Street, Suite 510
    Philadelphia, PA 19106
    Phone: 215-717-3473; Fax: ...

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    Thu, April 07, 2011

    FIRE Update


    Ohio College Prohibits Student from Peacefully Distributing Literature on Abortion, Birth Control

    DAYTON, Ohio, April 6, 2011–Sinclair Community College has ...

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    Thu, March 31, 2011

    FIRE Update


    March 31, 2011 Volume 8 / Issue 6
    The mission of FIRE is to defend and sustain individual rights at America's colleges and universities.
    FIRE's Adam Kissel Discusses Case of ...

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    Thu, March 17, 2011

    FIRE Update


    March 17, 2011 Volume 8 / Issue 5
    The mission of FIRE is to defend and sustain individual rights at America's colleges and universities.
    UCLA Student's 'Asians in the Library' Video ...

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    Thu, March 03, 2011

    FIRE Update


    March 3, 2011 Volume 8 / Issue 4
    The mission of FIRE is to defend and sustain individual rights at America's colleges and universities.
    With 8-1 Ruling, Supreme Court Affirms Primacy ...

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    Fri, February 18, 2011

    FIRE Update


    February 17, 2011 Volume 8 / Issue 3

    The mission of FIRE is to defend and sustain individual rights at America's colleges and universities.

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    Tue, February 01, 2011

    Arizona State Eliminates Speech Code


    TEMPE, Ariz., February 1, 2011–This week, Arizona State University (ASU) eliminated its unconstitutional speech code, earning a coveted "green light" rating from the Foundation for ...

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    Thu, January 27, 2011

    FIRE Update


    January 27, 2011 Volume 7 / Issue 2
    The mission of FIRE is to defend and sustain individual rights at America's colleges and universities.
    FIRE in 'The Huffington Post' on America's ...

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    Thu, January 13, 2011

    FIRE Update


    The mission of FIRE is to defend and sustain individual rights at America's colleges and universities.
    FIRE Highlights UGA's 'Scootergate' in New Video

    When University of ...

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    Fri, December 31, 2010

    2010 A Pivotal Year for Campus Liberty


    PHILADELPHIA, December 30, 2010–Two-thirds of America's leading colleges and universities–those places most badly in need of open debate and discussion–have speech codes that ...

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    Tue, December 21, 2010

    FIRE Update



    FIRE's Kissel in 'New York Post' on Syracuse's War on Satire
    Yesterday's New York Post featured an article by FIRE Vice President of Programs Adam Kissel about Syracuse University's ...

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    Mon, December 20, 2010

    New Threats to Free Speech Emerge


    PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 20–Today, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) releases its 2011 report on campus speech codes, revealing that 67 percent of the 390 colleges and ...

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    Mon, December 06, 2010

    FIRE Update


    December 1, 2010 Volume 6 / Issue 16
    The mission of FIRE is to defend and sustain individual rights at America's colleges and universities.
    New FIRE Legal Scholarship Published in Two ...

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    Tue, November 30, 2010

    University Recognizes YAF


    University Recognizes Young Americans for Freedom: Conservative and Libertarian Groups Were Too 'Similar' to Coexist

    TAMPA, Nov. 30, 2010–The University of ...

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    Mon, November 15, 2010

    FIRE Update


    November 15, 2010 Volume 6 / Issue 15

    The mission of FIRE is to defend and sustain individual rights at America's colleges and universities.

    FIRE's ...

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    Fri, November 05, 2010

    FIRE Update


    New FIRE Video: Sean Clark on Penn State's Problem with 'God-Given Free Will'

    FIRE's Campus Freedom Network (CFN) has released a new video as part of a series ...

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    Wed, November 03, 2010

    U of Virginia Elimates Speech Codes


    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., October 28, 2010–This week, the University of Virginia (UVa) confirmed that it had eliminated the last of its policies that unconstitutionally restricted the free speech ...

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    Thu, October 21, 2010

    FIRE Update


    October 21, 2010 Volume 6 / Issue 13
    The mission of FIRE is to defend and sustain individual rights at America's colleges and universities.
    FIRE's Greg Lukianoff Discusses Student ...

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    Tue, October 19, 2010

    DePaul Discriminates Against Student Organizations


    CHICAGO, October 18, 2010–DePaul University is engaging in unjust and deceptive viewpoint discrimination against student organizations despite its promise to support "robust debate and ...

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    Thu, October 07, 2010

    FIRE Update


    The mission of FIRE is to defend and sustain individual rights at America's colleges and universities.
    Professor Steven Pinker on FIRE, Censorship, and the 'Psychology of Taboo'

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    Thu, September 30, 2010

    Censorship of Anti-Terrorist Art Exhibit Documented


    PHILADELPHIA, September 27, 2010–A new short film by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) documents the experience of Penn State student artist Joshua Stulman, whose ...

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    Fri, September 24, 2010

    FIRE Update


    The mission of FIRE is to defend and sustain individual rights at America's colleges and universities.
    In 'Huffington Post,' FIRE President Explains Importance of Valdosta State Win ...

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    Mon, September 20, 2010

    FIRE Places Billboard Critical of Bucknell Free Speech Record


    LEWISBURG, Pa., September 20, 2010–One of the main ways that universities maintain immoral and unconstitutional speech codes is to keep alumni and parents in the dark about rules that restrict ...

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    Thu, September 09, 2010

    FIRE Update


    The mission of FIRE is to defend and sustain individual rights at America's colleges and universities.

    Reminder to Attorneys in New York and Pennsylvania: Last Chance to Sign Up for ...

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    Fri, September 03, 2010

    UCLA Halts Retaliation Against Whistleblower


    LOS ANGELES, September 2, 2010–The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has temporarily halted its violations of the free expression rights of an environmental health sciences ...

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    Tue, August 31, 2010

    FIRE Exposes Abusers of Student, Faculty Rights


    PHILADELPHIA, August 31, 2010–The 2011 edition of U.S. News ~World Report's Best Colleges issue, released today, includes a full-page advertisement from the Foundation for Individual Rights in ...

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    Thu, August 19, 2010

    Third Circuit Strikes Down University of Virginia Speech Codes


    PHILADELPHIA, August 18, 2010–In a victory for free speech on campus, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued an opinion today in McCauley v. University of the Virgin ...

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    Fri, August 06, 2010

    FIRE Update


    The mission of FIRE is to defend and sustain individual rights at America's colleges and universities.

    FIRE to Offer Continuing Legal Education Course on First Amendment Law on ...

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    Tue, July 27, 2010

    Victory for Academic Freedom



    Victory for Academic Freedom: 'Human Heredity' Professor Receives $100,000 Settlement

    SAN JOS…, Calif., July 26, 2010–Nearly three years after ...

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    Thu, July 22, 2010

    FIRE Update


    July 22, 2010 Volume 6 / Issue 9

    The mission of FIRE is to defend and sustain individual rights at America's colleges and universities.
    FIRE Offering ...

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    Wed, July 07, 2010

    FIRE Update


    The mission of FIRE is to defend and sustain individual rights at America's colleges and universities.

    FIRE Launches New Video Series With Short Film on Censorship of Gun-Related ...

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    Wed, June 30, 2010

    FIRE Launches Video Series on Gun-Relates Speech


    FIRE Launches New Video Series With Short Film on Censorship of Gun-Related Speech

    PHILADELPHIA, June 30, 2010--Today, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) is proud ...

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    Sat, June 19, 2010

    FIRE Update


    FIRE Legal Scholarship: Kelly Sarabyn's 'Prescribing Orthodoxy' Published in Cardozo
    Public Law, Policy and Ethics Journal

    Hot on the heels of our last ...

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    Wed, May 19, 2010

    College Student Barred from Class for Swearing


    JACKSON, Miss., May 18, 2010–Mississippi's largest community college unconstitutionally bans "cursing and vulgarity" and has barred a student from a course for swearing outside of ...

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    Thu, May 13, 2010

    FIRE Update


    FIRE and ACLU: California College's 'Free Speech Patio' Chills Expression
    SAN DIEGO, May 13, 2010–Southwestern College (SWC) limits free expression on its California campus to a single ...

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    Thu, May 06, 2010

    FIRE Update


    May 5, 2010 Volume 6 / Issue 2

    The mission of FIRE is to defend and sustain individual rights at America's colleges and universities.

    Berkeley ...

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    Mon, April 19, 2010

    FIRE Update


    The mission of FIRE is to defend and sustain individual rights at America's colleges and universities.
    FIRE Chairman Harvey Silverglate in the Wall Street Journal

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    Thu, April 08, 2010

    Duke University Removes Student Protections


    DURHAM, N.C., April 7, 2010–Duke University has instituted a new "sexual misconduct" policy that can render a student guilty of non-consensual sex simply because he or she is ...

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    Wed, March 31, 2010

    Victory for Free Speech at Duke

    Pro-Life group's rights restored


    DURHAM, N.C., March 30, 2010–Duke University has reversed a decision by its Women's Center that prohibited the Duke Students for Life (DSFL) student group from holding a discussion on student ...

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    Mon, March 29, 2010

    Duke Denies Facilities to Pro-Life Group


    DURHAM, N.C., March 29, 2010–Duke University's Women's Center has canceled an event about motherhood because the sponsor was engaging in pro-life expression elsewhere on campus. A Women's ...

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    Wed, March 24, 2010

    University of Chicago Censors Student Facebook Posts


    CHICAGO, March 24, 2010–For the second time in two years, the University of Chicago has censored a student's post on a private Facebook page. Undergraduate Joseph "Tex" Dozier posted ...

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    Thu, March 18, 2010

    FIRE Update


    The mission of FIRE is to defend and sustain individual rights at America's colleges and universities.
    Ford Hall Forum Honors FIRE Tonight with 2010 First Amendment Award

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    Tue, March 16, 2010

    Federal Court Strikes Down Gun Rights Protest Restrictions


    Victory for Free Speech on Campus: Federal Court Strikes Down Gun Rights Protest Restrictions at Tarrant County College

    Dear Mr. Henry:

    Late yesterday, ...

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    Fri, March 12, 2010

    Victory for Freedom of Press at UC San Diego


    SAN DIEGO, March 11, 2010–In a victory for freedom of the press on campus, the student government of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) voted last night to end an ongoing moratorium ...

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    Fri, February 26, 2010

    FIRE Update


    February 26, 2010 Volume 6 / Issue 2
    The mission of FIRE is to defend and sustain individual rights at America's colleges and universities.
    UC San Diego Continues Assault on Student ...

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    Thu, February 11, 2010

    Victory for Free Speech at Temple University


    PHILADELPHIA, February 11, 2010–Temple University has withdrawn an unconstitutional, after-the-fact security fee levied by the university on a student group for hosting a presentation last ...

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    Fri, February 05, 2010

    FIRE Files Supreme Court Amicus Brief Supporting Freedom of Association


    FIRE Files Supreme Court Amicus Brief Supporting Freedom of Association in Christian Legal Society v. Martinez

    WASHINGTON, February 4, 2010–Today, the Foundation for Individual ...

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    Wed, January 20, 2010

    FIRE Update


    Temple University Charges Unconstitutional 'Security' Fee for Geert Wilders Event; Dutch Trial Begins Today over Controversial Expression

    PHILADELPHIA, January 20, 2010–Dutch ...

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    Fri, January 15, 2010

    FIRE Urges Ninth Circuit to Defend First Amendment


    SAN FRANCISCO, January 13, 2010–Today, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) filed a friend-of-the-court brief urging the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ...

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    Mon, December 28, 2009

    FIRE Update


    December 28

    FIRE Op-Ed in New York Post on University of Minnesota Victory
    Today's issue of the New York Post features an op-ed by FIRE's Adam Kissel, in ...

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    Wed, December 23, 2009

    Victory for Freedom of Conscience

    University of Minnesota backs away from idelogical screening


    MINNEAPOLIS, December 23, 2009–In response to sustained pressure from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities has backed away ...

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    Thu, December 17, 2009

    University of Minnesota Defends Ideological Screen of Students


    PRESS RELEASE
    Contact: Adam Kissel For Immediate Release:
    Phone: 215-717-3473 December 17, 2009

    MINNEAPOLIS, December 17, 2009–The University of ...

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    Sun, December 13, 2009

    FIRE Update


    Teacher Re-Education Scandal at University of Minnesota Gains Steam
    Late last month, FIRE wrote a letter to the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
    about proposed changes that would ...

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    Mon, November 30, 2009

    FIRE Update


    FIRE and 15 National Organizations Sign Statement of Principle on 'Free Expression at Risk, at Yale and Elsewhere'
    FIRE has joined with the American Association of University Professors, ...

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    Tue, November 24, 2009

    FIRE Legal Scholarship on Speech Codes Published


    FIRE is pleased to announce the publication of Defying the Constitution: The Rise, Persistence, and Prevalence of Campus Speech Codes in the Georgetown Journal of Law ~Public Policy. Authored by ...

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    Thu, November 12, 2009

    FIRE Announces New Publication


    Contact: Will Creeley For Immediate Release:
    Phone: 212-582-3191 November 12, 2009

    FIRE Announces Publication of 'Correcting Common Mistakes in Campus Speech ...

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    Thu, November 05, 2009

    Students File Lawsuit Challenging Censorship of Pro-Gun Protest


    PRESS RELEASE
    Contact: Will Creeley For Immediate Release:
    Phone: 215-717-3473 November 5, 2009

    FORT WORTH, Texas, November 5, 2009–Tarrant County ...

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    Wed, November 04, 2009

    College Abandons Mysterious 'Sexual Harrassment' Charge for Lack of Evidence


    601 Walnut Street, Suite 510 Philadelphia PA 19106
    215-717-3473
    Fax: 215-717-3440
    PRESS RELEASE
    Contact: Adam Kissel For Immediate Release:
    Phone: 215-717-3473 November 3, ...

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    Fri, October 30, 2009

    FIRE Update


    October 30

    Under Pressure from FIRE and Students, University of North Texas Eliminates Free Speech Zones

    FIRE is very pleased to report that the ...

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    Fri, October 23, 2009

    FIRE Update


    601 Walnut Street, Suite 510 Philadelphia PA 19106
    215-717-3473
    Fax: 215-717-3440
    PRESS RELEASE
    Contact: Greg Lukianoff For Immediate Release:
    Phone: 215-717-3473 October ...

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    Mon, October 19, 2009

    FIRE Wins Templeton Freedom Award



    601 Walnut Street, Suite 510 Philadelphia PA 19106
    215-717-3473
    Fax: 215-717-3440
    PRESS RELEASE
    Contact: Greg Lukianoff For Immediate Release:
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    Wed, October 14, 2009

    FIRE Update


    October 14

    Final Day to Register Online for FIRE's 10th Anniversary Celebration Dinner in NYC!

    Online registration is still available for FIRE's 10th ...

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    Fri, October 09, 2009

    FIRE Update


    October 8
    Fully Redesigned Campus Freedom Network Website Provides New Activism and Community Tools to Fight for Liberty on Campus
    FIRE is taking the next step in activism for campus ...

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    Mon, October 05, 2009

    Victory for First Amendment in Pittsburgh


    PRESS RELEASE
    Contact: Robert Shibley For Immediate Release:
    Phone: 215-717-3473 October 2, 2009

    Victory for First Amendment: Pittsburgh-Area College ...

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    Thu, September 24, 2009

    Foundation for Individual Rights in Education Update


    September 24

    Breitbart.tv Covers Mysterious 'Sexual Harassment' Case at East Georgia College
    Breitbart.tv is airing an extensive, 23-minute interview with ...

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    Mon, September 21, 2009

    Bucknell University Hardens Policy Used to Shut Down Student Protests

    Student newspaper rejects FIRE ad



    601 Walnut Street, Suite 510 Philadelphia PA 19106
    215-717-3473
    Fax: 215-717-3440
    PRESS RELEASE
    Contact: Adam Kissel FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Phone: ...

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    Thu, September 17, 2009

    FIRE Update


    September 17

    FIRE Joins Open Letter to Yale Protesting Censorship of Mohammed Cartoons
    Earlier this week, FIRE joined a dynamic coalition of 13 civil ...

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    Fri, September 11, 2009

    Foundation for Individual Rights in Education Update


    September 10

    FIRE Celebrates Our 150th Victory for Rights on Campus

    FIRE is proud to announce that we've achieved our 150th ...

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    Fri, September 04, 2009

    Students Return with New Tools to Defend Liberty


    601 Walnut Street, Suite 510 Philadelphia PA 19106
    215-717-3473
    Fax: 215-717-3440
    PRESS RELEASE
    Contact: Robert Shibley FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Phone: 215-717-3473 September ...

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    Wed, August 26, 2009

    FIRE Kick Off Awareness Campaign


    PRESS RELEASE
    Contact: Greg Lukianoff FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Phone: 215-717-3473 August 25, 2009


    Full-Page Ad in U.S. News College Rankings Issue ...

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    Mon, August 17, 2009

    FIRE Update


    August 14

    In Pajamas Media, FIRE's VP Slams Yale Press Censorship of Mohammed Cartoons
    In an article posted today on Pajamas Media, FIRE Vice President ...

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    Thu, August 06, 2009

    FIRE Update


    'Harvard Law Review' Gets Lazy: Prestigious Journal Publishes Article Ignoring Case Law, Defending Speech Codes

    In its April issue, the Harvard Law Review (HLR) analyzes one of FIRE's ...

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    Thu, July 30, 2009

    Dave Barry Stars in New FIRE Video


    PHILADELPHIA, July 30, 2009–Dave Barry, Pulitzer Prize-winning humor columnist and author of more than 30 books, is no stranger to critics trying to censor his writing. The nationally ...

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    Wed, July 22, 2009

    Free Speech Chilled at Santa Rosa Junior College


    SANTA ROSA, Calif., July 20, 2009–Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) has failed to lift an unconstitutional ban on "unofficial" use of the initials "SRJC" in private e-mail ...

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    Wed, July 22, 2009

    FIRE Update


    'The State of Free Speech on Campus' Series Exposes Repressive Policies Nationwide

    The countdown is now complete for FIRE's series of blogs on The State of Free ...

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    Wed, July 15, 2009

    Victory for Freedom of the Press at University of West Georgia


    PRESS RELEASE
    Contact: Adam Kissel FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Phone: 215-717-3473 July 15, 2009


    Victory for Freedom of the Press at University of West ...

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    Mon, July 06, 2009

    Victory for Freedom of Speech at University of Arizona


    601 Walnut Street, Suite 510 Philadelphia PA 19106
    215-717-3473
    Fax: 215-717-3440
    PRESS RELEASE

    Contact: Adam Kissel FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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    Thu, July 02, 2009

    FIRE Update


    July 2

    On This Independence Day, Sgt. DeJohn Still Waiting for Fair Treatment from Temple

    This Saturday, Americans will celebrate the 223rd ...

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    Thu, June 25, 2009

    FIRE Update


    June 24

    Second Annual CFN Conference a Success; Gift Fund Surpassed!

    Since October, we have been calling on you to donate to ...

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    Mon, June 15, 2009

    Bucknell University Slams Door on Student Satires of Obama Stimulus Plan


    601 Walnut Street, Suite 510 Philadelphia PA 19106
    215-717-3473
    Fax: 215-717-3440
    PRESS RELEASE
    Contact: Adam Kissel FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Phone: 215-717-3473 June 11, ...

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    Wed, June 10, 2009

    FIRE Update


    601 Walnut Street, Suite 510 Philadelphia PA 19106
    215-717-3473
    Fax: 215-717-3440
    PRESS RELEASE
    Contact: Greg Lukianoff FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Phone: 215-717-3473 June 9, ...

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    Thu, May 28, 2009

    First Amendment Rights Trampled by Pittsburgh College

    Student advocates for concealed carry of firearms on campus



    601 Walnut Street, Suite 510 Philadelphia PA 19106
    215-717-3473
    Fax: 215-717-3440
    PRESS RELEASE
    Contact: Robert Shibley FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Phone: 215-717-3473 May ...

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    Tue, May 26, 2009

    FIRE Update


    May 22

    Register Online Today for FIRE's 10th Anniversary Celebration Dinner in NYC!

    Online registration began yesterday for FIRE's 10th Anniversary ...

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    Fri, May 08, 2009

    Victory for Student Rights in Wisconsin:

    Regents to Restore Due Process Rights


    MADISON, Wis., May 6, 2009–After substantial input from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents has restored essential due ...

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    Thu, April 30, 2009

    FIRE Files Amicus Brief Urging Supreme Court to Hear Student Freedom of Association Case


    Contact: William Creeley FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Phone: 212-582-3195 April 29, 2009


    FIRE Files Amicus Brief Urging Supreme Court to Hear Student Freedom ...

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    Fri, April 24, 2009

    Victory for First Amendment Rights at UMass Amherst


    601 Walnut Street, Suite 510 Philadelphia PA 19106
    215-717-3473
    Fax: 215-717-3440
    PRESS RELEASE
    Contact: Adam Kissel FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Phone: 215-717-3473 April 23, ...

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    Tue, April 21, 2009

    Victory for Freedom of Speech at University of Colorado at Boulder


    Victory for Freedom of Speech at University of Colorado at Boulder: University Lifts Financial Burden on Students Hosting Controversial Speakers Ward Churchill and William Ayers

    BOULDER, ...

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    Fri, April 17, 2009

    UMass Amherst Stands by as Student Newspaper is Stolen and Censored


    UMass Amherst Stands by as Student Newspaper is Stolen and Censored; Student
    Government Senator Ejected for Trying to Uphold First Amendment on Campus

    AMHERST, ...

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    Wed, April 15, 2009

    Victory for Freedom of Conscience at Virginia Tech


    Contact: Adam Kissel FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    BLACKSBURG, Va., April 14, 2009–The president of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) has announced that proposed ...

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    Wed, April 08, 2009

    New Virginia Tech 'Diversity' Requiremens for Tenure Violate Acadamic Freedom


    BLACKSBURG, Va., April 6, 2009–After being alerted to mandatory "diversity" requirements for faculty tenure, promotion, and personal development, the Board of Visitors at Virginia ...

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    Wed, April 08, 2009

    FIRE Update


    Jefferson 'Muzzle' Awards for Censorship Given to Two Colleges Involved in FIRE Cases

    Every year, the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression awards the ...

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    Mon, March 30, 2009

    FIRE Update


    March 26

    FIRE Calls on Virginia Tech to Abandon New Political Litmus Test for Faculty
    FIRE is calling on Charles W. Steger, President of Virginia Tech, to ...

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    Tue, March 17, 2009

    Controversial Speakers Face Huge Security Fees at Berkeley and Colorado


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    Fri, March 13, 2009

    FIRE Update


    March 12

    FIRE to Hold 10th Anniversary Celebration in New York City
    This year, FIRE celebrates our ten-year anniversary. To commemorate our first decade of ...

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    Thu, March 05, 2009

    FIRE Update


    FIRE Announces Second Annual Campus Freedom Network Student Conference
    This summer, students from around the country will meet in Philadelphia for the second annual Campus Freedom Network ...

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    Mon, March 02, 2009

    Wright State University Bans Christian Group from Campus


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    Phone: 215-717-3473 March 2, 2009


    DAYTON, Ohio, March 2, 2009–Wright State ...

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    Wed, February 18, 2009

    FIRE Update


    February 17

    FIRE Co-founder Nominated for Harvard Board of Overseers
    Harvey Silverglate, FIRE's co-founder and chairman, has been nominated as a petition ...

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    Wed, February 04, 2009

    FIRE Update


    February 4

    Brandeis University in Hard Times: No Better Time to Heal Free Speech Wounds
    Brandeis University's administration is in quite a pickle trying to ...

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    Wed, January 28, 2009

    Michigan State Drops 'Spamming' Complaint Against Student Critic of Administration


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    Tue, January 27, 2009

    FIRE Update


    The State of Free Speech on Campus: UCLA, University of Virginia, and Georgetown

    Over the next six months, FIRE will be exposing the speech codes silencing students at America's most ...

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    Wed, January 21, 2009

    FIRE Pens Open Letter to President Obama

    Asks for help fighting unconstitutional speech codes on college campuses


    WASHINGTON, January 20, 2009–This Inauguration Day, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has sent President Barack Obama an open letter requesting that, as a constitutional ...

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    Wed, January 14, 2009

    Deceit at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale as Chancellor Tries to Cover Up Free Speech Crisis


    CARBONDALE, Ill., January 13, 2009–To cover up a free speech crisis on his campus, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale's chancellor has resorted to deceit. SIUC Chancellor Samuel Goldman ...

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    Tue, January 06, 2009

    FIRE Update


    Welcome to FIRE's Ten Year Anniversary Celebration!
    This year FIRE celebrates its ten-year anniversary. Back in 1999, FIRE was founded by Alan Charles Kors and Harvey Silverglate to address a ...

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    Tue, December 30, 2008

    Liberty on Campus in 2008: FIRE's Year in Review


    PRESS RELEASE

    Contact: William Creeley
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    December 30, 2008


    Liberty on Campus in 2008: FIRE's ...

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    Mon, December 22, 2008

    FIRE Update


    December 19

    FIRE Announces Winners of 'Freedom in Academia' High School Essay Contest
    Today FIRE named seniors Laura Fitzpatrick of Groton Dunstable Regional ...

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    Mon, December 15, 2008

    FIRE Update


    December 12

    FIRE Co-founder Announces Candidacy for Harvard Board of Overseers
    FIRE is excited to announce that Harvey Silverglate, FIRE Co-founder and ...

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    Fri, December 05, 2008

    Michigan State University Student Faces Suspencion for 'Span' After E-Mailing Profs



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    Tue, December 02, 2008

    FIRE Update


    N.C. State in Uproar Over Racist Messages in 'Free Expression Tunnel'
    Anger and controversy have been swirling at North Carolina State University about messages painted in N.C. State's ...

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    Fri, November 21, 2008

    FIRE Update


    November 21

    Slow Progress Toward Free Speech at Drexel University: Speech Code of the Month Revised, but Concerns Remain
    In a positive development for free ...

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    Mon, November 17, 2008

    Victory for Freedom of Speech at Binghamton University


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    Thu, November 06, 2008

    FIRE Update


    November 4

    FIRE to Next President of the United States: End Speech Codes and Defend Free Speech on Campus

    On this Election Day, ...

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    Thu, November 06, 2008

    Temple College Recerses Censorship of Cartoon, Nietzsche Quote


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    Thu, October 30, 2008

    FIRE Update


    PRESS RELEASE

    Contact: Adam Kissel
    Phone: 215-717-3473 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    October 29, 2008


    Quinnipiac University Threatens Student ...

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    Mon, October 20, 2008

    'Top Ten Gun Safety Tips' Censored at Lone Star College in Texas


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    Fri, October 17, 2008

    FIRE Update


    October 17

    With Election Weeks Away, Political Speech Under Attack on America's Campuses
    With the presidential race between John McCain and Barack Obama the ...

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    Thu, October 16, 2008

    Political Speech Under Attack on America's Campuses


    Greg Lukianoff, President
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    Mon, October 06, 2008

    FIRE Update


    The Shadow University Celebrates Its Ten-Year Anniversary
    October marks the ten-year anniversary of the publication of The Shadow University: The Betrayal of Liberty on America's Campuses, an ...

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    Wed, October 01, 2008

    After Free Speech Victory in Federal Court, FIRE Warns Public Universities Violating First Amendment


    PHILADELPHIA, September 30, 2008–Today, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) sent letters to administrators at twenty public colleges and universities in New Jersey, ...

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    Wed, September 24, 2008

    FIRE Update


    FIRE is proud to announce that President Greg Lukianoff is the inaugural recipient of the Playboy Foundation's Freedom of Expression Award, given to support an individual "whose record of ...

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    Mon, September 22, 2008

    Victory for Free Speech at Baldosta State University

    New president's changes remove school from FIRE's red alert list


    PHILADELPHIA, September 17, 2008–In a welcome reversal, Valdosta State University (VSU) has revoked its unconstitutional free speech zone policy, restoring free expression to the vast majority ...

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    Thu, September 11, 2008

    FIRE Update


    September 11

    Remembering September 11 and the Freedoms that Make Us Americans
    On the seventh anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on our nation, FIRE ...

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