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The Boston Herald published a recent article recognizing FIRE’s efforts to promote free speech rights and eradicate speech codes on America’s college campuses. The article highlights FIRE’s efforts on behalf of students at Tufts University who were found guilty of harassment for publishing two satirical pieces in a student publication. As the article details, while... Read more Read more


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The Virginia Tech tragedy earlier this year, in which student Seung-Hui Cho killed thirty-three people, ignited many policy debates. One of those debates focused on the college’s responsibility for the mental health of its students. Prior to Mr. Cho’s mass shooting, various Tech officials knew that Mr. Cho had exhibited a series of behaviors indicating... Read more Read more


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It’s New Year’s Eve, and as we ring out the old year and ring in the new I wanted to take one last opportunity to remind our supporters that today is the last chance to donate to FIRE and get a tax deduction for 2007 (FIRE is a Section 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization). You can donate... Read more Read more


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Freedom of the press remains endangered on U.S. college campuses. Even at public universities, where the school acts in the name of the government, student newspapers and their editors often face disciplinary action for exercising their constitutional rights. Two recent cases that come to mind arose at Colorado State University (CSU) and Central Connecticut State... Read more Read more


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FIRE Vice President Robert Shibley will be discussing FIRE’s year in review with guest host Tammy Bruce on The Larry Elder Show tonight. Those in the Los Angeles area can listen to the show on KABC-AM 790 this evening at 4:30 P.M. Pacific time (7:30 Eastern), while those outside L.A. can listen live at the... Read more Read more


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As 2007 draws to a close, we’ve been taking some time here on The Torch to reflect on some of this year’s highs and lows in campus freedom. For more information on FIRE’s activities over the past year, check out our annual end-of-year press release. Read more


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PHILADELPHIA, December 28, 2007—In 2007, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) continued its fight against restrictive policies and practices on college and university campuses across the country. FIRE combated disturbing trends in censorship and thought reform while securing essential victories for freedom of speech and expanding programs to defend liberty on campus.  ... Read more Read more


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Undoubtedly, FIRE has had an action-packed—and successful—2007. Thanks in large part to the support of readers like you, FIRE has won crucial victories for fundamental liberties at Brown University, UCLA, Central Michigan University, Colorado State University (twice!), Occidental College (finally!), the University of Delaware, San Francisco State University, Indiana University–South Bend, and Gettysburg College—and that’s... Read more Read more


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FIRE’s Guides to Student Rights on Campus program has marked another successful year. Conceived as a series of handbooks to explain various aspects of students’ rights on campus, the program has blossomed into one of FIRE’s proudest accomplishments. Written in a clear, concise form, the Guides inform students of their constitutional rights on campus and... 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 2007 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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