FIRE VP to Speak at Red Alert School Tomorrow

By February 21, 2012

This Wednesday, February 22, FIRE Vice President of Programs Adam Kissel will address two student audiences at Michigan State University (MSU) in East Lansing. MSU earned its place on FIRE’s Red Alert list in 2008, when a student was found guilty of "spamming" for emailing a select group of professors about proposed changes to the school calendar. Moreover, MSU broadened its definition of "spamming" to include sending the same unsolicited email to more than 10 friends, classmates, or faculty within 48 hours. Due to this egregious case and the overbroad spamming policy, MSU was named one of FIRE’s "12 Worst Colleges for Free Speech" in The Huffington Post in 2011. 

FIRE supporters in the East Lansing area will have two opportunities tomorrow to hear Adam speak:

GUILTY: University Evidentiary Standards, Kangaroo Courts, and the Denial of Due Process
12 pm
Law College Building, Room 474
Sponsored by the MSU Federalist Society 

Red Alert: How MSU and Colleges Nationwide Violate Free Speech
8 pm
Wonders Hall, C-103
Sponsored by the MSU Campus Conservatives and the MSU College Republicans

To request a FIRE speaker for your school, visit our Speakers Bureau page or email me at jaclyn@thefire.org.

Schools: Michigan State University