FIRE Update

Today, FIRE President David French wrote to Wisconsin Attorney General Peggy A. Lautenschlager, whom University of Wisconsin System President Kevin Reilly has asked to review the constitutionality of the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire’s (UWEC’s) ban on RAs’ leading Bible studies in their dormitories. Unfortunately, Reilly’s letter to the attorney general left out important details about... Read more Read more


FIRE Update

Dear Friends and Supporters: During my tenure as president of FIRE, we have expanded our staff, reached out to more students, professors, and supporters than ever, and brought FIRE’s impact on individual rights in higher education to an unprecedented level of national prominence. My tenure, but not these revolutionary and positive changes, will end on... Read more Read more


FIRE Update

FIRE’s cofounder and chairman, Alan Charles Kors, was awarded a National Humanities Medal today for his extraordinary contributions to the field of humanities and to the understanding of liberty on campus. At a White House ceremony, President George W. Bush presented the award to Kors as well as to ten other distinguished individuals and one scholarly project.... Read more Read more


FIRE Update

FIRE’s work to defend liberty on campus continues to garner national attention. Three influential publications with diverse readerships—The National Law Journal, U.S. News & World Report, and National Review—dedicate pages of coverage to FIRE’s ongoing cases that involve such important issues as freedom of the student press, “dispositions theory,” and professorial academic freedom.   In... Read more Read more


FIRE Update

FIRE President David French appeared before the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on September 19 to discuss the state of liberty on Pennsylvania’s public campuses. Testifying to the bipartisan Select Committee on Student Academic Freedom, French explained that Pennsylvania’s public universities and colleges routinely disregard their legal obligation to respect the freedoms of speech, conscience, and... Read more Read more


FIRE Update

On Saturday, an excellent profile of FIRE ran on the Associated Press national and international wires. The story, written by JoAnn Loviglio of the AP’s Philadelphia bureau, ran in dozens of papers, including such wide-reaching publications as the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the Miami Herald, the Charlotte Observer, and even the Guardian... Read more Read more



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