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.


  • Using grant from FIRE, Harvard College Open Campus Initiative hosts discussion on campus censorship, February 20, 2018

  • sp!ked: Censorship on UK’s university campuses “remains rampant”, February 9, 2018

  • UPDATE: Wisconsin Supreme Court agrees to hear appeal from fired Marquette University professor, January 29, 2018

  • Harvard Corporation finalizes single-gender organization sanctions policy, December 14, 2017

  • 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