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For those still looking for charitable opportunities, it’s not too late in the year to donate to FIRE. In the words of the late Milton Friedman: Over the course of a long lifetime, I have witnessed a serious decline in tolerance and respect for freedom of speech in the academy. FIRE is currently the most... Read more Read more


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Freedom of conscience won a significant victory this year when the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), a leading accreditor of education schools, agreed under pressure from FIRE and other groups to drop its recommendation that education students demonstrate a belief in “social justice” in order to graduate. Many individual schools of... Read more Read more


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As Torch readers know, each month FIRE singles out a particularly egregious speech code for our Speech Code of the Month award. While all twelve Speech Codes of the Month for 2006 were both tragic and laughable, I would like to highlight a few that deserve special mention as our Speech Codes of the Year:... Read more Read more


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In this period between the holidays, many people’s thoughts turn to last-minute charitable giving—after all, the combination of helping a worthy cause and holding off the IRS is surely a recipe for a happy holiday. If you’re one of those people, please consider giving to FIRE in these waning days of 2006. We make it... Read more Read more


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2006 saw a lot of extraordinary cases for FIRE: the censorship of a Dave Barry quote at Marquette; thought reform at Michigan State; harassment charges at the University of Central Florida because one student called another “a jerk and a fool” online at Facebook.com. But one case in particular arguably holds the dubious distinction of... Read more Read more


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FIRE’s Guides to Student Rights on Campus has been one of FIRE’s most successful programs to date. The program was founded on the belief that liberty is essential to human dignity and that to sustain that liberty, citizens of a free society must be educated in their freedom and be able to debate and resolve... Read more Read more


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As any faithful Torch reader already knows, 2006 was a year of dramatic growth and success for the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. Celebrate with us as we look back on the year that was, remembering some of the incredible victories we’ve won, in our end-of-year press release.   Perhaps FIRE President Greg Lukianoff... Read more Read more


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As the year draws to a close and we reflect on all of FIRE’s activities in 2006, the case of Stuart Ditsler at Marquette University stands out not only for its absurdity but also because the case has yet to be resolved. Torch readers will recall Ditsler’s case from earlier this fall, when administrators removed... Read more Read more


Press Releases

PHILADELPHIA, December 27, 2006—Throughout 2006, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) rose to the task of combating repressive policies and practices in academia. FIRE continued to promote free speech in higher education by securing crucial victories, producing vital informational materials, and initiating new programs that lay the groundwork for lasting change on campus.... Read more Read more


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All of us at FIRE would like to wish our friends and supporters happy holidays. As universities wind down for winter break, students head home to their families, and we prepare for a restful holiday weekend, some students have plenty to celebrate. After a months-long wrongful suspension, the Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) at Brown University... Read more Read more



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