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.


  • The problem with porn filters, January 16, 2019

  • Wisconsin system president reprimands UW La Crosse Chancellor for Free Speech Week talk by porn star, November 30, 2018

  • Notre Dame students demand porn filters for campus internet, citing ‘red light’ policy, October 26, 2018

  • FIRE to Congress: Harvard blacklist policy shut down women’s organizations, October 8, 2018

  • Southern New Hampshire University demands student groups give up social media passwords, September 20, 2018

  • Create original art for FIRE, win a $200 Amazon gift card, August 27, 2018

  • Harvard sorority closes down due to sanctions policy, August 9, 2018

  • Cal Poly suspends all Greek organizations after controversies at two fraternities, April 26, 2018

  • University of Rochester may subject single gender organizations to arbitrary waiver process, April 11, 2018

  • University police surveil student social media in attempt to make campus safer, March 16, 2018