Ryne Weiss

About Ryne Weiss

Ryne graduated with general honors from the University of Chicago in 2014 with a B.A. in Classics and an emphasis on Latin and Greek. As a student, he was a DJ for many poetry events and after graduating, he worked as a sound engineer and production assistant at various performance venues across the Chicago area. His passion for protecting free scholarship, artistic freedom, and students’ right to protest brought him to FIRE. Ryne’s interests include movies, music, and video games, in addition to more niche things like giant robots and pro wrestling. In 2013, he captained a winning team in the world’s largest scavenger hunt.


  • Florida State University suspends free speech and freedom of assembly until further notice, November 10, 2017

  • With disappointing vote, Harvard faculty officially reject freedom of association, November 9, 2017

  • Don’t be fooled, Harvard is not ‘back-pedaling’, October 3, 2017

  • Louisiana State University suspends free speech and freedom of assembly “until further notice”, September 27, 2017

  • Professor rightly cautions Cornell on celebrating its FIRE due process rating, September 12, 2017

  • Shocking twist: Harvard club ban had only 7 votes from 27-member committee, July 24, 2017

  • Princeton’s president reiterates support for free expression, peaceful protest, June 21, 2017

  • The bell tolls for Harvard President Drew Faust — not the Liberty Bell!, June 16, 2017

  • Harvard president defends free speech in commencement speech; Harvard still actively suppresses student rights, May 26, 2017

  • University of Rochester student government cracks down on single-gender organizations, gendered language, May 19, 2017