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Tuesday’s release of the FIRE and Pope Center Report on the State of the First Amendment in the University of North Carolina System has already begun to get reaction from University of North Carolina administrators, who appear to be in deep denial about the fact that liberty is in a sad state on nearly all... Read more Read more


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Sunday’s Hampton Roads Daily Press features a letter from Bennie G. McMorris, the vice president of student affairs at Hampton University. Back in November, FIRE intervened when Hampton prosecuted students who dared to stand in Hampton’s student center at lunch time and hand out flyers about progressive social issues while talking to interested students. The... Read more Read more


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Today’s press release highlights the Report on the State of the First Amendment in the University of North Carolina System, a joint project between FIRE and the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy. The report explains the obligations the UNC System has to the First Amendment—as state institutions, the schools within the UNC... Read more Read more


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RALEIGH, N.C., January 10, 2006—Today, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) and the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy released their Report on the State of the First Amendment in the University of North Carolina System. The Report explains precisely what the First Amendment obligations of the UNC System schools are—and... Read more Read more


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Two weeks ago, Greg blogged on a pair of dueling resolutions that were introduced at the meeting of the American Historical Association (AHA) here in Philadelphia. One condemned only David Horowitz’s proposed Academic Bill of Rights (ABOR), while another condemned both the ABOR and “the use of speech codes to restrict academic freedom, and all... Read more Read more


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A Joint Report of the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education Executive Summary If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion or... Read more Read more


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In the wake of FIRE’s successful campaign to end the ban on RA-led Bible studies at UWEC, and the subsequent lawsuit filed by Christian RA Lance Steiger against UWEC, the University of Wisconsin System is scrambling to put together a definitive, system-wide policy on whether RAs should be allowed to lead voluntary Bible studies on... Read more Read more


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On Friday, January 6, FIRE wrote to University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly, who requested that interested parties weigh in on the development of a system-wide policy to determine whether RAs may lead Bible studies in their own dormitories. FIRE’s letter to Reilly pointed out that the UW System not only can but must allow... Read more Read more


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The University of Wisconsin (UW) System schools have had their share of problems when it comes to complying with the Constitution. In 2000, one of those problems made it all the way to the Supreme Court, in Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System v. Southworth, 529 U.S. 217 (2000). This case was... Read more Read more


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As today’s press release announces, FIRE has restored the DePaul University College Republicans to their rights. The CRs ran into problems when they tried to post flyers using University of Colorado Professor Ward Churchill’s own words to protest his then-upcoming appearance at DePaul. Then, quoth the press release: When the CRs submitted the flyers for... Read more Read more



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