Sarah McLaughlin

About Sarah McLaughlin

Sarah graduated magna cum laude from Drexel University in 2014 with a B.S. in political science and a minor in history. In 2012, Sarah began working with FIRE through Drexel’s cooperative education program as a Program Assistant. She stayed on FIRE’s staff for another year through the rest of her undergraduate career. After graduation, Sarah took on the position of Program Associate for FIRE’s Individual Rights Defense Program. In addition to her passion for free speech, Sarah is an avid J.R.R. Tolkien fan.


  • Arcadia drops Title IX investigation into professor’s anti-Trump art installation, June 29, 2017

  • Don’t expect Regis University to live up to its free speech promises, June 1, 2017

  • Regis University claims it didn’t censor bake sale event, then boasts about how quickly it censored the event, April 17, 2017

  • University of New Hampshire’s removal of anti-sexual harassment exhibit undermines free speech, April 4, 2017

  • URGENT: Flagler College student’s planned free speech event tomorrow in jeopardy — school says she’s not approved, March 30, 2017

  • Santa Clara University says its request that student newspaper remove story was act of “compassion”, March 30, 2017

  • Dalai Lama faces opposition at UC San Diego, February 23, 2017

  • Liberty University’s Values and Jerry Falwell Jr.’s Pro-Free Speech Statements Don’t Add Up, October 19, 2016

  • What Campus Leaders Had To Say About Free Speech This Week [UPDATED], October 7, 2016

  • Students at Florida State University Show What Campus Dialogue Can Look Like, September 29, 2016