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Liberty cannot exist in a society where people are forced to conform their thoughts and expression to official viewpoints. Differences of opinion are natural in a vibrant, free society, yet at too many of our nation’s colleges and universities, students and professors are expected to share a single viewpoint under the banner of "community values"... Read more Read more


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As we point out in today’s press release, America’s college and university campuses still rank among the worst places in America for free speech and other First Amendment rights in 2009. Yet thanks to FIRE’s work and the American people’s continued belief in our nation’s founding principles, freedom on campus made real advances this year,... Read more Read more


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In my last post, I ranked our exclusive interview with humorist Dave Barry as FIRE’s number three video of 2009. My number two choice will come as no surprise, as it has by far received the most views of any video on FIRE’s YouTube channel. The number two FIRE video from 2009 is Think What We Think…Or Else: Thought Control... Read more Read more


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PHILADELPHIA, December 31, 2009—America’s college and university campuses continued to rank among the worst places in America for free speech and other First Amendment rights in 2009. Yet thanks to the work of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) and the American people’s continued belief in our nation’s founding principles, freedom on campus... Read more Read more


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In the past year, FIRE celebrated a number of public victories in our continued fight to defend individual liberties on college campuses. These victories ranged from policy revisions by some institutions to reversals of university wrongdoing in individual cases involving students and faculty members. On the legal front, perhaps no victory was more crucial to... Read more Read more


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If there is one thing that I think is absolutely crucial if FIRE is to get its message out, it is the production of high-quality online video. Not only is video increasingly required for any organization, but it is also especially important for an organization like FIRE, where so many of our cases verge on... Read more Read more


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As 2009 winds down, FIRE is quickly approaching our goal of raising $25,000 to hire a one-year Video Fellow. Just over one month ago, the generosity and confidence of FIRE donors Raymie Stata and Kimberly Sweidy enabled FIRE to set up a matching gift fund in support of the fellowship. If we are able to... Read more Read more


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It’s no surprise that of the dozens of free speech incidents FIRE encounters at universities throughout the year, many are connected to the issues grabbing headlines at the time. In the final weeks of the 2008 election season, for example, FIRE intervened at several universities that had overly restricted political speech on their campuses in... Read more Read more


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One of FIRE’s hallmark programs is FIRE’s Guides to Student Rights on Campus, a series of publications that articulate the principles at the heart of FIRE’s mission. Consisting of five volumes covering the gamut of student rights, the Guides are inspired by the notion that students should be educated in their rights to counter the... Read more Read more


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Seven years ago this month, FIRE won our first victory against a so-called “free speech zone” at West Virginia University. The policy, which quarantined free expression to two small areas of campus, was brought to FIRE’s attention by the leaders of the West Virginia University Free Speech Consortium, Michael Bomford and Matthew Poe. It took... Read more Read more



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