FIRE Reflects on Its Busiest Year Ever

December 28, 2005

PHILADELPHIA, December 28, 2005—This past year was the most active yet for the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE). FIRE simply won too many battles for individual students, professors, and student groups’ rights to mention all of them now. Here is a sampling of the successes FIRE had during 2005:
Details on all of these victories, as well as FIRE’s many other defenses of liberty on our nation’s campuses, can be found on the Case Archive page on FIRE’s website.
 
FIRE also saw significant successes in its campaign to educate the public about the sorry state of liberty in contemporary American academia. Some highlights of this culture-changing effort include:
“This was a very busy year for those of us who defend basic rights on campus, which is both good and bad news for anyone who cares about the future of liberty,” declared FIRE Interim President Greg Lukianoff. “We did not just see an unprecedented number of violations during 2005—we also won an unprecedented number of victories. We hope that next year, our increasingly successful efforts to educate the public about the abuses on campus will help stop some violations before they start.”
 
FIRE is a nonprofit educational foundation that unites civil rights and civil liberties leaders, scholars, journalists, and public intellectuals from across the political and ideological spectrum on behalf of individual rights, due process, freedom of expression, academic freedom, and rights of conscience at our nation’s colleges and universities. FIRE’s efforts to preserve liberty on campuses across America can be viewed at thefire.org.
 

CONTACT:

Greg Lukianoff, Interim President, FIRE: 215-717-3473; greg_lukianoff@thefire.org