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On January 24, 2019, a meeting of the Portland State International Socialist Organization (ISO), was cancelled by campus police. Joey Gibson, founder of conservative group Patriot Prayer, had announced he would show up to the event, expressing hope that his presence would provoke disruption, and a student suggested that others should “Fuck up Joey Gibson.”... Read more Read more


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In February 2019, anti-police tweets and comments by University of California, Davis (UC Davis) professor Joshua Clover from 2014 and 2016 surfaced. Read more


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In February 2019, students at Syracuse University sought to organize a chapter of Young Americans for Freedom, a conservative group that operates as a project of the Young America’s Foundation. A board at Syracuse denied the application, citing some structural defects with the application, but also cited the group’s affiliation with Young America’s Foundation, whose... Read more Read more


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On February 21, 2019, FIRE wrote to Orange Coast College over allegations that administrators censored the flags a student group displayed at a February 12 campus recruitment event. The group, Young Americans for Freedom, reported that administrators demanded they remove from their display two flags supporting the Second Amendment on the basis that they violated... Read more Read more


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In 2018, Loyola University Chicago instituted a “Media Relations Policy” in order to further its “brand” — ostensibly as an institution that stands for freedom of inquiry. That policy required faculty and staff to obtain public relations staff approval for any “statements” to the media, expressly including the student newspaper. That frustrated student journalists’ efforts... Read more Read more


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On February 11, 2019, FIRE, the National Coalition Against Censorship, Defending Rights & Dissent, PEN America, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation wrote to Secretary of State Michael Pompeo about reports that the Trump administration is considering stronger vetting procedures of Chinese students intending to study at U.S. campuses, including surveillance of their phone records and... Read more Read more


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A professor is suspended for saying a racial slur in a discussion of whether the word should be used. Read more


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Public anger and an investigation into a graduate teaching assistant's social media posts about white people. Read more


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University punishes fraternity without any semblance of due process. Read more


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University removes newspaper advisor following coverage critical of university administration. Read more



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