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Today Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger released a statement addressing the violent student protest that erupted in the middle of a speech by the founder of the Minutemen Project on October 4th. The statement addresses, among other things, governance of student organizations and student-sponsored events, as well as disciplinary proceedings instituted against some of... Read more Read more


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Controversy has surrounded Bellevue Community College (BCC) Professor Peter Ratener ever since his case hit the news last year. Ratener had produced a math exam question that involved someone named Condoleezza throwing a watermelon off of a building. Even though he apologized profusely for any offense that question caused, BCC suspended Ratener for a week... Read more Read more


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We have recently posted the updated application information for our Summer Internship program and encourage all interested undergraduate to apply. The updated Legal Internship application information will soon be posted. Read more


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The Orlando Sentinel covered FIRE’s case at the University of Central Florida (UCF), where a protest organized by Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) was shut down for taking place outside the university’s “free speech zones.” The article explains the situation at UCF and briefly describes the history of political correctness and the rise of... Read more Read more


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Check out Luke’s article on Family Security Matters, in which he discusses Michigan State University’s truly disturbing Student Accountability in Community (SAC) program. Luke also points out the serious due process and self-incrimination problems presented by such a program: A heavy emphasis is put on refusing to allow the student to “obfuscate” the issue. Obfuscation... Read more Read more


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Last week, I posted an e-mail sent to William Brody, President of Johns Hopkins University, by a high school student expressing his unwillingness to attend Johns Hopkins because of the deplorable manner in which the university is treating Justin Park. Below is William Brody’s reply. I have received so many emails on this issue I... Read more Read more


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Dr. Roy Poses—friend of FIRE, President of the Foundation for Integrity and Responsibility in Medicine, and Clinical Associate Professor at Brown University School of Medicine—has written an interesting commentary about the ramifications of the call for “civility” written last week by Dr. William R. Brody, President of Johns Hopkins University. President Brody penned his paean... Read more Read more


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Some say that you can judge a man by the enemies he makes. I don’t know if that holds true for organizations like FIRE, really, but if it does, I feel like we’re doing pretty well after reading this article from the December 12 New York Sun. The article, by Gabrielle Birkner, covers an “armchair... Read more Read more


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Mike Adams has written another scathing indictment of Johns Hopkins for its decision to kick a student off campus for a year (among other punishments) for writing a Halloween invitation. Adams writes: Johns Hopkins University President William Brody (410-516-8068; wrbrody@jhu.edu) recently wrote a column in response to the public outcry over his university’s handling of... Read more Read more


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David French over at Phi Beta Cons has a great post on FIRE’s public revelation of an unconstitutionally invasive thought reform program at Michigan State University. He writes: FIRE’s recent press release absolutely floored me. I’ve seen quite a few bad university policies and programs in my career, but I have never seen anything quite so... Read more Read more



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