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FIRE President Greg Lukianoff has often lamented that too many students on today’s college campuses have adopted “the thinking of old Victorian censors.” Yesterday, Reason’s Elizabeth Nolan Brown highlighted four neo-Victorian trends from the past year, and they are sure to resonate with free speech and due process advocates. Brown begins with a discussion of... Read more Read more


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Dear FIRE supporter, Thank you for your support of free speech on campus in 2014. FIRE wishes you and yours a safe and happy New Year! Don’t forget! In order to get your 2014 charitable tax deduction you must donate to FIRE before midnight tonight. Visit: thefire.org/donate. Happy New Year! Read more


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Columbia University junior Bryan Schonfeld has seen firsthand the unhealthy climate for speech on college campuses, and he describes some bewildering examples of students’ and administrators’ aversion to free expression in an article for the New York Daily News this week. Torch readers may recall that Columbia Law School was among the institutions that agreed... Read more Read more


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The Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced today that it has found that Harvard Law School (HLS) failed to comply with Title IX. OCR has posted its letter of findings and resolution agreement with HLS on its website. Among OCR’s key findings is that HLS violated Title IX by using the more... Read more Read more


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Earlier this month, Marquette University professor John McAdams was suspended from his teaching duties, apparently for a November 9 blog post criticizing a class instructor. The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL), representing McAdams, wrote a letter to the university (PDF) on December 22 arguing that the suspension violates Marquette’s explicit promises to its... Read more Read more


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PHILADELPHIA, December 29, 2014—For reasons both good and ill, 2014 will enter the history books as a major year for free speech, due process, and individual rights at our nation’s colleges and universities. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) won more meaningful victories for student and faculty rights than ever before and even... Read more Read more


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Last week President Obama signed a bill that extended the IRA charitable rollover until December 31, 2014. This tax break allows anyone 70.5 years or older to distribute up to $100,000 directly from their IRA to a qualified charity of their choice without paying income tax on the withdraw amount. This is an excellent tax... Read more Read more


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Last Friday, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser celebrated Merritt Burch and Anthony Vizzone, the successful student-plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the University of Hawaii at Hilo, part of FIRE’s Stand Up For Speech Litigation Project. As part of a feature on “Heroes Next Door,” the paper takes nominations for “true unsung heroes” from the community, seeking to... Read more Read more


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1. We get results. As a donor, you want to know that your contributions are making a difference and advancing a meaningful mission. At FIRE, we pride ourselves on the fact that our programs are results-driven and have a measurable impact on campus. The numbers speak for themselves. In 2014: FIRE’s Individual Rights Defense Program... Read more Read more


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The Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure (CAFT) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) has released a report assessing the university’s decision not to hire professor Steven Salaita because of a series of tweets he posted to his personal Twitter account just before the university’s board of trustees was set to vote on... Read more Read more



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