Free Speech

A group of Trinity College students sought recognition for the Churchill Club, a student organization affiliated with the Hartford-based Churchill Institute, which is “dedicated to the preservation, dissemination and extension of the Western moral and philosophical Tradition.” After Trinity’s Student Government Association (SGA) delayed voting on the club’s recognition for weeks following student protest, FIRE... Read more Read more


Free Speech

On April 4, Columbia University was set to host a panel discussion on the rule of law in Turkey. On April 1, the university informed participants that the event would be postponed to a later date. While some participants and organizers had expressed concerns about the makeup of the panel, multiple outlets reported that representatives... Read more Read more


Free Speech

In March 2019, a screenshot of an Instagram post was circulated on Twitter, where commenters described the content as “racist.” The post depicted a mock campaign advertisement, encouraging people to write-in a student’s name for class president. The post contained various mock campaign statements, including one that said the candidate wanted to “build a wall”... Read more Read more


Free Speech

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


Cases

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


Free Speech

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


Free Speech

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


Free Speech

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


Cases

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


Free Speech

FIRE launched a campaign calling on students, faculty, and alumni to ask their universities to sign FIRE’s “Commitment to Campus Free Expression at Home and Abroad.” Read more



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