Due Process

As part of its “Forum on White Supremacy and Global Colonization,” Elizabethtown College scheduled a three-part event, “Mediocre + Multimedia Content,” in October and November 2021. The college limited attendance at the event to “participants who identify as individuals of color.” FIRE wrote to the college on October 11, calling on the administration to remove... Read more Read more


Cases

Summary On June 10, 2020, four organizations that represent student survivors of sexual harassment and assault challenged the Department of Education’s Title IX regulations in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. FIRE, joined by Independent Women’s Law Center and Speech First, moved to intervene as defendants on July 21, 2020. After the... Read more Read more


Due Process

On March 29, 2021, Linfield University professor Daniel Pollack-Pelzner posted a Twitter thread criticizing the university for allegedly mishandling sexual abuse allegations. Pollack-Pelzner also accused Linfield president Miles K. Davis of making anti-Semitic remarks, which Davis denied. On April 27, Linfield abruptly fired Pollack-Pelzner, a tenured professor, without due process, citing “false public accusations that... Read more Read more


Due Process

On March 30, 2021, FIRE and the Electronic Frontier Foundation wrote to Dartmouth College’s Geisel School of Medicine amid reports the school had accused approximately 20 students of academic misconduct, urging the medical school to be cautious in evaluating the logs allegedly indicating that students had accessed materials during their exams. Students complained publicly —... Read more Read more


Due Process

On January 28, 2021, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania informed members of its Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL) community that “any future significant violation of Greek specific rules or Code of Conduct violations will result in the cancelation of the entire [Fraternity and Sorority Life] community at Bloomsburg” and banned them “from affiliating with derecognized groups.”... Read more Read more


Due Process

On June 6, 2020, a coalition of 17 states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit challenging the Department of Education’s Title IX regulations in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. On June 25, FIRE, joined by Independent Women’s Law Center and Speech First, moved to intervene as defendants, which was... Read more Read more


Due Process

On July 14, 2020, the State University of New York at Binghamton announced a plan to address campus sexual assault in part by automatically suspending “Greek life organizations that are connected in any way to a sexual assault case, immediately at the time that the sexual assault is reported, with permanent removal of recognition to... Read more Read more


Due Process

In August 2020, Lewis & Clark College required incoming students to attend an event called “Engage for Racial Justice” as part of the college’s New Student Orientation. Students had to provide their race—either “Black,” “IPOC (Indigenous, Person of Color),” or “White”—so the college could segregate students into “affinity groups.” FIRE wrote to Lewis & Clark... Read more Read more


Cases

On June 6, 2020, the State of New York filed a lawsuit challenging the Department of Education’s Title IX regulations in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. On June 29, FIRE moved to intervene, which the court denied on July 10. On July 17, FIRE filed an amicus brief in... Read more Read more


Cases

On May 14, 2020, a coalition of organizations dedicated to helping students who experience sexual harassment and assault continue their education filed a lawsuit challenging the Department of Education’s Title IX regulations in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. On June 24, FIRE, joined by Independent Women’s Law Center and Speech First,... Read more Read more



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