Rights in the News: No Summer Break for FIRE’s Defense of Free Speech

By June 25, 2010

Most students have left campus for the summer, but FIRE remains busy defeating speech codes, celebrating the publication of new legal scholarship on free speech in higher education, and preparing to host another delegation of students from around the country at our annual Campus Freedom Network conference. 

FIRE also, as Torch readers know, has been watching the University of California, Irvine, where the Muslim Student Union was given a year’s suspension following an investigation into its members’ disruption of Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren’s lecture. See our comments on the case here on The Torch as well as in the Los Angeles Times and Inside Higher Ed

FIRE’s video promoting the new book New Threats to Freedom, which features an essay from FIRE President Greg Lukianoff, has received a significant boost in viewership from Richard Dawkins’ website. If you’re intrigued by the video, consider getting your own copy of New Threats to Freedom today. Better yet, consider making a donation of $50 or more, and if you donate, FIRE will send you a free signed copy of the book as a token of our thanks. If after that there’s still some room on your reading list, consider former FIRE Jackson Legal Fellow Kelly Sarabyn’s two recently published law review articles in the Journal of Law & Education and the Cardozo Public Law, Policy and Ethics Journal.