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Andre Massena was almost expelled from SUNY Binghamton after he publicly criticized a faculty member he thought was responsible for social injustice. With FIRE’s help, Andre graduated.

In spite of widespread condemnation from faculty, the media, and the public, Brandeis University remains unrepentant about its mistreatment of Professor Donald Hindley, a nearly 50-year veteran of teaching. Brandeis declared him guilty of racial harassment and placed a monitor in his classes after he criticized the use of the word "wetbacks" in his Latin American Politics course. Hindley was neither granted a formal hearing by Brandeis nor provided with the substance of the accusations against him in writing. Brandeis’s faculty reacted to Hindley’s mistreatment with outrage and refused to accept Provost Marty Krauss’ abuse of power. Brandeis attempted to sweep the matter under the rug by informing Hindley that it "considers this matter closed," despite the complete lack of due process in Hindley’s case, leaving the punishment on his record while closing off his appeal. Read Full Article       

Speech Code Rating

Brandeis University has been given a speech code rating of Red. You may read more about this institution’s speech codes at this page.  

A red light university has at least one policy that both clearly and substantially restricts freedom of speech. Read more here.    

FIRE Cases at Brandeis University

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