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Welcome to FIRE’s Disinvitation Database. On this page, you can learn more about what a “disinvitation” is, how FIRE catalogues these incidents, and how you can use our database to learn more about this troubling phenomenon. For further FIRE analysis, be sure to check out our 2014 Disinvitation Report. Since our founding in 1999, the... Read more Read more


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INTRODUCTION As we approach another election season, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE; thefire.org) remains concerned by the continuing trend towards preemptive censorship of political speech on our nation’s college and university campuses. Major election cycles are perennially accompanied by censorship of political activity and expression on college and university campuses. As the... Read more Read more


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First Reading: 10-8-13 Second Reading: 10-15-13 Pass: Other: Resolution 3-11-F    Resolution to Support Amending University Internet Usage Policies PURPOSE:     For the Student Government Association of Western Kentucky University to support the amending of university Internet Usage Policies to promote freedom of speech. WHEREAS:   Western Kentucky University is deemed a “red light” university by the Foundation for Individual... Read more Read more


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– and everyone at the university all talking to each other because each of those people is to a different set of conventional wisdom is going to say that can’t be right I’m going to go figure out why it isn’t. [Music playing]   I’m Megan McArdle.  I’m a blogger and columnist for Bloomberg View... Read more Read more


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Juan Williams:  I think sex is the most fun, but next to sex it‘s a great debate.   [Music playing] Juan Williams: Hi.  I’m Juan Williams.  I’m a journalist and an author.  Currently I am the political analyst for Fox News Channel.  Muzzled is a story of my firing from National Public Radio, for making... Read more Read more


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October 2, 2013 D. Michael Carter Assistant Attorney General Administration Building, Third Floor 351 West Chester Cedar City, Utah 84720 Sent via U.S. Mail and Facsimile (435-586-5475) Dear Mr. Carter: Thank you for your September 6, 2013, response to FIRE’s August 19 letter. We appreciate your kind words for FIRE’s work reforming campus speech policies,... Read more Read more



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