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.


  • Is Northern Michigan University Targeting Campus Paper Due to Its Reporting?, April 10, 2015

  • U. of Maryland’s President Loh Responds to Offensive Email, Remembers First Amendment, April 2, 2015

  • Penn State Pushes Back Against Students’ and Senator’s Disinvitation Demands, March 16, 2015

  • Despite Administrative Pushback and Theft, University of Tulsa’s ‘Collegian’ Produces Exceptional Reporting, February 18, 2015

  • Unable to Suspend Non-Students, University of Tulsa Settles for Hiding Facebook Posts, February 17, 2015

  • New (and, Fortunately, Failed) Disinvitation Attempts Span Political Spectrum, February 12, 2015

  • University of Chicago Student Explains Why Free Speech Is a ‘Virtue’ on Campus, January 23, 2015

  • University of Chicago Student Journalists Lament School’s Support of Free Speech, January 15, 2015

  • ‘New York Times’ Columnist David Brooks Calls for End to Speech Codes, January 13, 2015

  • Michigan State President Denies Disinvitation Attempt Against George Will, December 11, 2014