This year’s FIRE Student Network Conference just got a little bit more competitive! The weekend-long student rights extravaganza will now include a social media competition and a “best of” events competition. The contests will showcase the creativity and talent of student attendees.
All of us at FIRE are constantly impressed by the events our FSN members hold to raise awareness of student rights on campus. To celebrate the ingenuity of our illustrious conference-goers, FIRE will be awarding the student with the best event submission a 30-minute Skype session with the FIRE speaker of their choice and a [...] » Read More
There is still time to apply for the FIRE Student Network Summer Conference, but do not delay—applications are due June 25! This year’s conference is taking place July 25–27 at Bryn Mawr College and is free to attend. Housing and meals will also be provided, so all attendees can focus on networking with speakers, FIRE staff, and other student advocates from across the nation.
This year’s speakers include Jonathan Rauch, author of Kindly Inquisitors: The New Attacks on Free Thought; Lenore Skenazy, author of Free-Range Kids; and Bob Corn-Revere of the Washington, D.C. law [...] » Read More
What Can Student Governments Do on Campus to Protect Freedom? Join FIRE for a Free Webinar Tomorrow Afternoon to Find Out!
The last installment of FIRE’s spring 2014 webinar series is tomorrow, at 3:00–3:30 p.m. Eastern time. Joe Cohn, FIRE’s Legislative and Policy Director, will be hosting “How Student Governments Can Protect Freedom.”
Students, faculty, and FIRE supporters are welcome to join FIRE for this free, live webinar. Hear from and interact with Joe from your computer, iPad, or smartphone. Just register for the webinar and download the GoToWebinar app. Not only is the webinar free, but you will also receive a free pair of FIRE sunglasses for attending.
FIRE President Greg Lukianoff will be appearing live as a guest on the popular Delaware Valley radio show Radio Times with host Marty Moss-Coane at 10:15 a.m. this Monday.
The hour-long show will focus on the recent Rutgers University controversy in which former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was slated to address the 2014 graduating class, but backed out after protests by a group of Rutgers students and faculty put Rice in a position where she felt as though she would detract from the students’ graduation experience. This incident and the many others like it are part of what [...] » Read More
Do your summer plans include gearing up to combat censorship on your college campus? Luckily for you, they could: The sixth annual FIRE Student Network Summer Conference is quickly approaching!
Taking place on July 25–27 just outside of Philadelphia at Bryn Mawr College, our FSN Conference will teach, challenge, and invigorate you. Join students from all across the country to learn about student rights and how to create change on your campus!
If you have not yet applied, check out these top five reasons to attend, and then submit your application.
Meet students who share your passion for free speech! » Read More
Where will you be six months from today? FIRE hopes you’ll be with us at the Mandarin Oriental in New York City!
That’s right—we’re are only six months away from FIRE’s big 15th anniversary celebration. On October 23, 2014, FIRE will host a gala dinner in New York, where our friends, supporters, staff, and the students and professors we help will gather together to celebrate all that FIRE has been able to accomplish since we were founded back in 1999. We only do this once every five years, so we hope many of you will take this special opportunity [...] » Read More
FIRE is proud to announce that our sixth annual summer student conference will be held July 25–27 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. College students are invited to attend FIRE’s weekend-long workshop, designed to teach students about their rights on campus and how to defend them. Our conference brings together college students from across the political spectrum and around the country who care about free speech, and it inspires them to protect and celebrate freedom of expression on their campuses.
The 2014 conference will feature talks from FIRE staff and fellow students who fought back when their free speech rights were violated, plus [...] » Read More
Students and FIRE supporters in the Madison, Wisconsin, area are invited to hear FIRE Vice President of Operations Sean Clark speak at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) tonight at 7 p.m. in Birge Hall B302.
UW-Madison’s Young Americans for Liberty chapter will be hosting Sean, whose nine years at FIRE and 2001 FIRE case (when he was chairman of the Penn State Young Americans for Freedom) make him no stranger to the threats that student rights face on campus!
Torch readers may remember UW–Madison YAL President Haley Sinklair, who was featured this past December in the FIRE Student [...] » Read More
Attention Pennsylvania Lawyers (and everyone else)!
One week from today, FIRE will be offering one hour of substantive law CLE credit for our upcoming Philadelphia discussion of “The State of Free Speech in America.” The program will be held Tuesday, March 25, at the National Constitutional Center on Independence Mall and will feature a distinguished panel exploring the nature and limits of free speech in America. Register here.
A distinguished group of some of the nation’s most interesting scholars and experts on free expression—Jonathan Rauch of the Brookings Institution, Dr. Stanley Fish of the Cardozo School of Law, Professor Eric [...] » Read More
In partnership with America’s Future Foundation (AFF) and R Street Institute, come join FIRE at Rumors at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 20 for a happy hour on the first day of Spring.
The first 50 attendees will receive free drinks! RSVP and skip the line to take advantage of limited free drink tickets. We’ll be celebrating the expanded paperback release of FIRE President Greg Lukianoff’s book Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate and enjoying great drink specials with the staffs of FIRE, AFF, and R Street. We hope [...] » Read More