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Earlier this month, University of Colorado at Boulder (CU-Boulder) Professor Patricia Adler alleged that she was given a choice between resigning or discontinuing her long-running and popular “Deviance in U.S. Society” course. Administrators raised concerns about a presentation focusing on prostitution in which teaching assistants volunteered to role-play as prostitutes while answering questions for the class, but... Read more Read more


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Our own Azhar Majeed took to The Huffington Post today to discuss the stubborn hardiness of free speech zones on our nation’s college campuses. Taking a look back at FIRE’s fight against free speech zones in 2013 and recent years, Azhar writes: So if the cases continue to pile up against free speech zones, with Modesto Junior College merely... Read more Read more


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It’s not too late to support FIRE’s work in 2013! Why should you spend a moment this New Year’s Eve donating to FIRE? Here are three reasons: FIRE fought off threats to liberty from federal bureaucrats while advancing student rights through bipartisan majorities in state legislatures. FIRE is holding college administrators personally liable for ignoring the Constitution.... Read more Read more


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The deadline to enter FIRE’s High School Essay Contest is tomorrow! You could win a $10,000 scholarship! To enter, high school juniors and seniors should watch two FIRE videos—Silencing U: Five Outrageous Cases of Campus Censorship and What Every Student Should Know Before Starting College—and write an essay answering the question: “Why is free speech important at... Read more Read more


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We at FIRE think we’ve had a pretty exciting year, but don’t just take our word for it: The Huffington Posthas included FIRE in its list of the “Most Influential Forces In Higher Ed In 2013.” We hope would-be censors and civil rights violators take this as a warning that we mean business—after all, we’re right up there... Read more Read more


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With over 500 case submissions this year, FIRE has seen a lot of egregious instances of colleges and universities punishing students and professors for protected speech. But the actions of some colleges are just so dumb that they deserve to be subjected to one last round of figurative tomato-throwing before the end of the year.... Read more Read more


Press Releases

As 2013 comes to a close, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) looks back on a year that was headlined by dire threats to free speech and student rights on campus. Read more


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College is where inquisitive minds go to be exposed to new ways of thinking. But on some campuses, the quest for knowledge is frustrated when administrators censor speech they would prefer be kept out of the marketplace of ideas. To close out the year, we at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) want to highlight... Read more Read more


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In a new series here on The Torch, FIRE will be examining some of the best “green light” university policies out there. These policies illustrate how colleges and universities can uphold the First Amendment on campus while still preventing unlawful and actionable conduct. Today, we take a look at how Mississippi State University’s harassment policy protects students’ free speech rights... Read more Read more


Events

At 3 p.m. Eastern time tomorrow, December 28, North Central Florida Public Radio will air a recording of a Florida Free Speech Forum interview that FIRE President Greg Lukianoff participated in earlier this month in Gainesville, Florida. If you live in north central Florida, you can tune in to WUFT-FM 89.1 to hear the interview. For everyone else, you... Read more Read more



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