FIRE Update

FIRE Co-founder and Chairman Harvey Silverglate’s most recent essay for the Forbes website discusses how the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights’ recent guidance on harassment advances the already overwhelming "risk management" mentality on America’s campuses. In their drive to avoid government investigations or civil lawsuits, colleges seem willing to sacrifice nearly anything—and individual... Read more Read more


FIRE Update

FIRE’s Vice President of Programs, Adam Kissel, has been selected as the featured speaker for the 2011 North-American Interfraternity Conference’s (NIC’s) Annual Meeting on Sunday, April 10, where he will deliver a speech on freedom of association in higher education. This annual meeting is attended by nearly 500 people, including the executive directors and national/international... Read more Read more


FIRE Update

Hearings for University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) professor and scientist James Enstrom begin today. Dr. Enstrom is fighting for his job after UCLA retaliated against him for his exposure of a California Air Resources Board (CARB) scientist with a fake Ph.D. as well as other staffing irregularities, and for Enstrom’s scientific critique of findings... Read more Read more


FIRE Update

A new video from Reason.tv discusses the case of University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Professor┬áJames Enstrom, who is facing retaliation from UCLA after publishing politically inconvenient research about air pollution and leading a successful whistleblowing campaign against the California Air Resources Board. Enstrom, who has been denied reappointment by UCLA’s School of Environmental Health... Read more Read more


FIRE Update

Last weekend, FIRE wrapped up our third annual Campus Freedom Network Conference. Approximately fifty students from across the country congregated at Bryn Mawr College outside of Philadelphia to hear from FIRE’s staff and some of the leading advocates for free speech on campus. Dozens of students and community members tuned in on the CFN website... Read more Read more


FIRE Update

FIRE’s Campus Freedom Network conference has an exciting lineup of speakers and topics in store. We will be live streaming the conference starting Friday morning at 9:30 ET. You can watch it from the CFN website or the CFN’s Ustream channel. FIRE’s staff also will be tweeting from the conference. Tune in and join the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag... Read more Read more


FIRE Update

Last Monday, seven undergraduates began their work for FIRE’s summer internship in the Philadelphia office. FIRE’s "Class of 2010" will spend the summer writing, researching, and helping FIRE staffers prepare for the upcoming academic year. In addition to their daily tasks and summer projects, the interns will participate in workshops and seminars with FIRE’s staff and leading... Read more Read more


FIRE Update

In celebration of the release of the book New Threats to Freedom, FIRE will be giving away autographed copies to anyone who donates $50 or more to FIRE. In the book, FIRE President Greg Lukianoff joins twenty-nine other leading intellectuals to discuss cultural trends that are undermining our liberties. It’s a fantastic read! The giveaway... Read more Read more


FIRE Update

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education has been enjoying huge popularity on YouTube this month thanks to our latest short film about the University of Delaware’s (now defunct, thanks to FIRE) thought control program: Think What We Think…Or Else: Thought Control on the American Campus. The video just exceeded the 25,000 views mark and... Read more Read more


FIRE Update

Brandeis University’s administration is in quite a pickle trying to maintain the trust of faculty members and students as it takes action to survive the economic downturn. The most controversial action has been the announced closing of Brandeis’ Rose Art Museum in order to sell off approximately $350 million of the museum’s holdings. In these... Read more Read more



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