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PHILADELPHIA, December 30, 2004—2004 was a landmark year for the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), which enjoyed major victories on college campuses across the country as well as in our nation’s courts.  As the year draws to an end, FIRE reviews some of its most important achievements of the year and looks ahead... Read more Read more


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It is with deep sadness that FIRE announces the passing of an invaluable member of its Board of Advisors, David Brudnoy.  Not only was Mr. Brudnoy a radio talk show host, television commentator, teacher, and writer, but to many people at FIRE he was also a friend.  He will be sorely missed. For 18 years,... Read more Read more


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NORMAN, Okla., December 7, 2004—The University of Oklahoma (OU) School of Geology and Geophysics has taken academic infighting to a new low in its efforts to silence Professor David Deming, a frequent critic of administrative policy and a politically outspoken faculty member.   Professor Deming has filed a federal lawsuit after OU removed him from his... Read more Read more


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PHILADELPHIA, December 2, 2004—A new documentary film from director Evan Coyne Maloney, “Brainwashing 101,” features FIRE Director of Legal and Public Advocacy Greg Lukianoff speaking about the climate of repression on America’s campuses.  Available for free online viewing or DVD purchase at academicbias.com, “Brainwashing 101” is a humorous yet disturbing look at political correctness run... Read more Read more


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BROOKLYN, N.Y., November 23, 2004—The City University of New York’s Brooklyn College has reversed a decision that effectively disbanded the student government to prevent it from voting for a resolution including an academic bill of rights. After protests from students, faculty members, and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), the college restored the... Read more Read more


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DURHAM, N.H., November 12, 2004—In a victory for free speech and fundamental fairness, University of New Hampshire (UNH) sophomore Timothy Garneau is returning to a UNH dorm today after being evicted for posting fliers joking that freshman women could lose the “Freshman 15” by walking up the dormitory stairs. The Foundation for Individual Rights in... Read more Read more


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DURHAM, N.H., October 28, 2004—The University of New Hampshire has evicted a student from housing for posting fliers in his residential hall joking that freshman women could lose the “Freshman 15” by walking up the dormitory stairs. The public university found him guilty of violating policies on affirmative action, harassment, and disorderly conduct, and has... Read more Read more


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AMHERST, Mass., October 14, 2004—Less than one year after the University of Massachusetts Amherst defended the free speech rights of a columnist who celebrated the death of Army Ranger Pat Tillman, the university has campaigned to persecute nine students who were seen in photographs containing a caricature of one of them as the “Grand Wizard”... Read more Read more


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WASHINGTON, D.C., October 13, 2004—The Catholic University of America (CUA) has decided to officially recognize a campus chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). CUA administrators tried to justify their initial decision to deny the group recognition through claims that it was “unnecessary” because two other minority groups already existed... Read more Read more



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