Nico Perrino

About Nico Perrino

Nico graduated from Indiana University-Bloomington (IU) in 2012 with a B.A. in journalism and history. While at IU, Nico was a member of the track & field team and served as editor-in-chief for the Indiana Standard and as a reporter and columnist for the Indiana Daily Student. Nico’s on-campus activism in defense of student and faculty rights led to a second-place finish in FIRE’s 2011 Incentive Program and induction into FIRE’s Prometheus Society. He was also a winner of 1 for All and the Knight Foundation‘s 2011 “Free to Tweet” contest.

Nico first joined FIRE in 2012 as a Program Associate and Assistant to the President, later serving as a Communications Coordinator. In 2014, Nico went to work for the Institute for Justice, before returning to FIRE in 2015 to manage its communications team.

Originally from the Chicagoland area, Nico lives in Arlington, Va. and works out of FIRE’s Washington D.C. office. In his spare time, Nico enjoys playing guitar, studying history, and pretending he is Jimmy Buffett.


Commentary

  • ‘Can We Take a Joke?’ New FIRE-Supported Film Examines Collision Between Comedy and Outrage, June 25, 2015

  • FIRE’s Communications Department Is Hiring!, March 30, 2015

  • Greg in ‘Huffington Post’: Ithaca College Microaggression Bill Creates a ‘War on Candor’, March 27, 2015

  • University of Memphis Slashes Student Newspaper’s Funding [VIDEO], January 23, 2014

  • Pre-Order the Paperback Edition of ‘Unlearning Liberty’ Today at a Discounted Rate!, January 13, 2014

  • Greg Lukianoff Interview for Florida Free Speech Forum to Be Broadcast on North Central Florida Radio (Listen Live Online), December 27, 2013

  • FIRE’s 10 Worst Colleges for Free Speech: 2013, December 23, 2013

  • Oregon State Earns Highest Rating for Free Speech Policies, December 13, 2013

  • ‘Wall Street Journal’ Highlights Inadequate Due Process Protections at Auburn University, December 9, 2013

  • Harvey Silverglate on Harvard’s Free Speech Fakery, December 5, 2013

  • D.C. Area FIRE Supporters: Greg Lukianoff Giving Free Talk at Georgetown Tonight!, December 3, 2013

  • At Sinclair, Liability Concerns Trump Students’ Expressive Rights, November 15, 2013

  • Wright State’s Threat to Cut Student Newspaper Funding Places ‘Mission’ Over Constitution, November 14, 2013

  • Today Only! Get the Kindle Version of ‘Unlearning Liberty’ for Just $2.99, November 11, 2013

  • New Castleton State College Policy Seeks to Limit Athletes’ Online Expression, October 24, 2013

  • ‘Unlearning Liberty’ Turns One, Paperback Edition Set for Release in March, October 23, 2013

  • FIRE’s Nico Perrino in ‘The Guardian': Culture of Surveillance Extends to College Campuses, October 22, 2013

  • Juan Williams Blasts Censorship, Argues Students and Citizens Need Open Avenues to Exchange Ideas (VIDEO), October 21, 2013

  • ‘Kindly Inquisitors’ Cato Institute Book Forum, Featuring FIRE’s Greg Lukianoff (VIDEO), October 18, 2013

  • Does Tenure Really Encourage Free Speech? Megan McArdle Tackles Issues in Higher Ed, October 15, 2013

  • 20th Anniversary Edition of ‘Kindly Inquisitors’ Now Available in Electronic Format, October 14, 2013

  • FIRE President to Speak at ‘Kindly Inquisitors’ 20th Anniversary Event in D.C. on October 16, October 7, 2013

  • FIRE Fans in Cleveland: Greg Is in Your Area Next Week for Four Public Speeches, October 4, 2013

  • Modesto Doubles Down on Unconstitutional Policies, Claims School Protects Free Speech by Restricting It, September 23, 2013

  • FIRE President Greg Lukianoff Speaking at Texas A&M, UT Austin Next Week, September 20, 2013

  • Don’t Cage My Speech! A Student Schools His College (VIDEO), September 12, 2013

  • Faced With Hateful Protest and Calls for Censorship, Indiana U. Admins Reaffirm Free Speech Rights, September 6, 2013

  • From Berkeley to the ‘Blueprint': Prof. Dave’s Fight for Free Speech on Campus (VIDEO), September 3, 2013

  • National and Local Media Spill a Lot of Ink on New NC ‘Right-to-Counsel’ Law, September 3, 2013

  • Schools Need Not Violate Basic Rights to Take Sexual Misconduct Seriously, August 16, 2013

  • Who’s Too Weak to Live With Freedom? Prof. Alan Charles Kors on His Career Fighting for Free Expression (VIDEO), August 14, 2013

  • University of Central Arkansas Reviews ‘Speech Code of the Month,’ Promises to Revise Policy, July 9, 2013

  • ‘Chronicle’ Review Praises ‘Unlearning Liberty,’ Criticizes Blueprint, June 17, 2013

  • Samantha Harris in ‘Inside Higher Ed': Federal ‘Blueprint’ Imposes Huge Administrative Burden, June 13, 2013

  • ‘Unlearning Liberty': Harassment Codes Often Abused to Censor, June 6, 2013

  • ‘Los Angeles Times’ to Feds: Respect Campus Speech, June 5, 2013

  • ‘Weekly Standard’ on ‘The Big Chill’ Created by Feds’ Speech Code Mandate, June 3, 2013

  • Censorship 1980s Style: ‘WSJ’ Ed Board Member Recalls His Fight for Free Expression, May 29, 2013

  • FIRE President Greg Lukianoff on ED/DOJ Speech Code Mandate for Brandeis Center Blog, May 24, 2013

  • Censorship at Syracuse, Part II: No Excuse at Syracuse for Gagging Student Satire (VIDEO), May 23, 2013

  • FIRE President to Appear on ‘Stossel’ Tonight to Discuss Free Speech, ‘Grit’, May 9, 2013

  • Censorship at Syracuse, Part I: School Expels Student Over Facebook Comments (VIDEO), May 9, 2013

  • New ACTA Report Tackles Academic Freedom, Speech Codes, May 6, 2013

  • Play With FIRE: Win a Free Signed Copy of ‘Unlearning Liberty’, May 2, 2013

  • FIRE President Greg Lukianoff Speaking at American University Tonight, April 30, 2013

  • No Charges Filed Against Indiana University Student Arrested for Sarcastic Tweet, April 18, 2013

  • Christina Hoff Sommers on the ‘Tyranny of Niceness’ (VIDEO), April 18, 2013

  • FIRE’s Will Creeley to Speak at University of Maryland Tomorrow, April 15, 2013

  • Latest FIRE Video Draws 27,000 Viewers, Coverage From ‘Boing Boing’, April 15, 2013

  • Student’s Career Threatened After School Punishes Him for Profanity Outside of Class (VIDEO), April 11, 2013

  • FIRE President Greg Lukianoff Speaking at Purdue University Tomorrow, April 8, 2013

  • FIRE President Greg Lukianoff Speaking at Penn Tomorrow, April 1, 2013

  • FIRE’s Will Creeley Heads to Kentucky to Speak at UK, EKU, April 1, 2013

  • ‘Unlearning Liberty’ Featured as This Week’s ACS ‘Book Talk’ Selection, March 22, 2013

  • Professor Don Downs Wins 2013 Jeane Jordan Kirkpatrick Prize for Academic Freedom (VIDEO), March 18, 2013

  • Reason’s Nick Gillespie on Higher Education’s Failures and the Importance of FIRE, March 11, 2013

  • FIRE President Headed to San Francisco Next Week for Three Public Events, February 20, 2013

  • Greg & ‘Unlearning Liberty’ Featured in ‘Cato Daily Podcast’, January 31, 2013

  • In ‘Forbes,’ Greg Lukianoff Dismantles Myth of the ‘Heroic Censor’, January 30, 2013

  • FIRE is Hiring Two New, Full-Time Staffers! Apply Today!, January 25, 2013

  • Montclair State ‘Trolling’ Case Garners International Attention, January 18, 2013

  • Harvard Yard? Harvard Square? Censorship Will Find You Everywhere, January 17, 2013

  • Greg and ‘Unlearning Liberty’ Featured in ‘Liberty Law Talk’ Podcast, January 16, 2013

  • Greg Talks ‘Unlearning Liberty’ with ‘Inside Higher Ed’, January 3, 2013

  • What Will Your Contribution to Campus Freedom Be? Donate to FIRE Today!, December 31, 2012

  • ‘techdirt’ on Saginaw Valley State U’s Censorship of Anti-Censorship Posters, December 27, 2012

  • Greg Guest-Blogging on ‘Ricochet’ This Week, December 17, 2012

  • Greg Talks ‘Unlearning Liberty’ with ReasonTV, December 7, 2012

  • VIDEO: How FIRE Helped Me Learn to Defend My Rights While I Was in College, December 6, 2012

  • Greg & FIRE in D.C. for Two ‘Unlearning Liberty’ Events on Dec. 11, November 29, 2012

  • ‘Unlearning Liberty’ in ‘Newsday,’ ‘The Register Citizen,’ and ‘University News’, November 27, 2012

  • Greg and ‘Unlearning Liberty’ in the News, November 12, 2012

  • Greg on ‘Volokh’ Today: Free Speech at Private Religious Colleges, November 1, 2012

  • Greg Takes on Speech Codes in Latest Installment of Blog Series at The Volokh Conspiracy, October 31, 2012

  • Listen to Greg on ‘Topical Currents’, October 24, 2012

  • New FIRE Video: Greg on the Themes of ‘Unlearning Liberty’, October 15, 2012

  • Pre-Order Sale for ‘Unlearning Liberty’, October 11, 2012

  • Greg in ‘Huffington Post': ‘Is Free Speech Just a Recent Fad?’, October 9, 2012

  • Order ‘Unlearning Liberty’ Today and Save 34%!, October 2, 2012

  • FIRE Responds to Critics of the First Amendment, September 27, 2012

  • FIRE’s Shibley on ‘Stossel’ This Thursday, September 24, 2012

  • The Best Campus Climates are Those That Make People Think, September 6, 2012

  • UnlearningLiberty.com is Live!, September 5, 2012

  • ‘Unlearning Liberty’ has Gone Social!, August 29, 2012

  • Ignoring FIRE is Expensive, August 23, 2012

  • Speech Code of the Month at Indiana U-Southeast Featured by Fox News, July 23, 2012

  • FIRE Staff Hit the Airwaves, July 20, 2012

  • UC Violates Journalist’s Rights; California Taxpayers Lose $162,500, July 5, 2012

  • Join FIRE in Las Vegas at FreedomFest, July 11-14, July 2, 2012

  • Celebrate the Launch of FIRE’s New ‘Guide to Free Speech’ July 18 in DC, June 29, 2012

  • This Month in FIRE History: Speech Code Falls at Citrus College, June 19, 2012

  • UCLA Professor’s Lawsuit Catches Fire in National Media, June 15, 2012

  • Rauch on Liberal Science and the UIUC Case, July 22, 2010

  • Articles

  • October 22, 2013, Universities: where you go to learn – and be monitored

  • Forbes Online, September 13, 2013, How One College Student Fought His School’s ‘Free Speech Zone’ – And Won