FIRE President on Philadelphia’s WHYY ‘Radio Times’ This Tuesday

    By on August 18, 2014

    FIRE President Greg Lukianoff will be appearing on Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane this Tuesday at 10 a.m.

    Greg’s appearance will preview speech-related issues on college campuses for the upcoming academic year. FIRE launched its Stand Up For Speech litigation project in July—a national effort to eliminate unconstitutional speech codes through targeted First Amendment lawsuits. The Stand Up For Speech project and other speech-related subjects, including trigger warnings and the disinvitation of commencement speakers, will be topics of discussion on Tuesday’s show. Greg will also be talking about his upcoming book, Freedom from Speech, which will be [...] » Read More


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    FIRE at the Young Americans for Liberty National Convention This Week!

    By on August 1, 2014

    The FIRE Student Network is on the move!

    Today, the FSN team and other FIRE staffers will be heading to the George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia, to attend the Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) National Convention and connect with student activists from across the country.

    The four-day convention brings together 300 YAL student leaders. Attendees will have the chance to hear from many exciting proponents of liberty including FIRE President Greg Lukianoff and FIRE Senior Vice President Robert Shibley.

    Greg will be talking to attendees about how to create change on campus with his talk, [...] » Read More


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    Today Is the Last Day to Apply for the FIRE Student Network Conference!

    By on July 16, 2014

    Have you been thinking about applying for the FIRE Student Network Conference? Go ahead and take the plunge, because today is the last day to apply!

    After months of planning the conference, wrapping up last-minute details, and reading students’ enthusiastic conference applications, I cannot wait for the conference to begin on July 25 at Bryn Mawr College near Philadelphia. Last year was my first time at the FSN Conference, and almost a year later, I am still moved by the keynote speakers, my colleagues that spoke, the students I met, and the stories I heard. Even late [...] » Read More


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    Students: This Is Your Last Chance. Stand Up for Your Rights!

    By on July 15, 2014

    There’s just one day left to apply for the FIRE Student Network Conference! As it is, nearly 60 percent of the more than 400 schools in FIRE’s Spotlight database clearly and substantially restrict freedom of speech. The good news, however, is that this percentage has been declining consistently, if slowly, for six consecutive years. Established legal and moral doctrine are on our side, and we can win this battle for student rights. But we can’t do it alone.

    We need your help. In just ten minutes, you can take a significant step towards accelerating the establishment of [...] » Read More


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    FIRE to Reddit: Ask Us Anything!

    By on July 7, 2014

    Reddit’s /r/IAmA community boasts opportunities to ask questions of some of the most famous and interesting people on the planet—or in orbit. Here’s how it works: A poster introduces himself, “I am a …” and solicits questions: “Ask me anything.”

    Tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. Eastern time, FIRE will post in the subreddit and welcome our readers to ask us anything! I’ll be ready to answer questions about our Stand Up For Speech Litigation Project, civil liberties on campus more generally, or whatever other topics Redditors are interested in.

    To the Reddit newbies: Registering a [...] » Read More


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    Only One Week Left to Apply for the FIRE Student Network Conference!

    By on July 7, 2014

    We are just three weeks away from the annual FIRE Student Network Conference at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania.

    Bryn Mawr means “big hill” in Welsh, and students who care about free speech face a big uphill battle. That’s why it is vital that passionate and dedicated students work with each other, FIRE’s expert staff, and our roster of guest speakers to gain the knowledge necessary to fight that battle. Together, we can create an atmosphere of freedom on college campuses.

    Students interested in attending must apply now to have a chance to attend, as only a few spots remain [...] » Read More


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    A Major, Exciting FIRE Announcement Is On Its Way

    By on July 1, 2014

    Today at 1 p.m. Eastern time, FIRE President Greg Lukianoff and others will be at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. to make a major announcement that we’re confident Torch readers won’t want to miss. If you head to a few minutes before 1 p.m., you’ll be presented with the opportunity to livestream the press conference to your browser.

    Drawing on our 15 years of experience defeating unconstitutional and illiberal campus speech codes, FIRE will be announcing the launch of a bold new initiative to reset the incentives that currently push colleges towards censoring student and faculty speech. With FIRE’s [...] » Read More


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    The Biggest FIRE Student Network Conference Yet Is Just Four Weeks Away!

    By on June 30, 2014

    In just four short weeks, passionate and dedicated students from across the nation will descend on Bryn Mawr College, just outside Philadelphia, for a weekend of education, strategy, and workshopping. Their goal: the reinstitution and protection of fundamental individual rights in academia.

    Joined by professional advocates for free expression such as renowned author and scholar Jonathan Rauch, Free-Range Kids author Lenore Skenazy, and First Amendment lawyer Robert Corn-Revere, FIRE will arm student attendees with all the tools necessary for reversing the tide of restrictive speech policies and stifling campus atmospheres.

    Students interested in attending must apply now to have a [...] » Read More


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    FSN Conference Application Deadline Extended to July 16

    By on June 25, 2014

    The application deadline for the sixth annual FIRE Student Network Conference has just been extended to Wednesday, July 16!

    The conference will take place July 25–27 at Bryn Mawr College just outside of Philadelphia. Students interested in attending must apply now to have a chance to attend, as only a few spots remain and latecomers will be placed on a waiting list.

    FIRE will cover all expenses associated with the conference, including meals, accommodations, and up to $300 for travel. Students can apply for the conference here and join the FIRE Student Network here. See you [...] » Read More


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    Apply Before It’s Too Late! Deadline for FSN Conference Applications Is Tomorrow!

    By on June 24, 2014

    The FIRE Student Network will be accepting applications until tomorrow at midnight for its annual summer conference taking place July 25–27. This three-day conference is well worth your time. Jam-packed with opportunities to form friendships with students like you, hang out with FIRE staff, receive a crash course in FIRE cases and First Amendment issues, and enjoy delicious food and fellowship at Bryn Mawr College, this is a conference you’ll be glad you attended. The FSN Conference is free to attend and open to current students at U.S. colleges and universities, including graduate students and incoming freshmen. Housing [...] » Read More


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