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FIRE is pleased to announce the addition of widgets to the arsenal of tools provided to our student and faculty allies as well as the public at large. As you can see below, we have two different kinds of widgets which are available for your website or blog. Note to CFN members: You can earn... Read more Read more


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FIRE’s "Freedom in Academia" Essay Contest The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) is pleased to announce its fourth annual "Freedom in Academia" essay contest. High school seniors graduating in 2012 from across the U.S. are invited to write an in-depth essay explaining why free speech and First Amendment rights are crucial to higher... Read more Read more


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Established in 2006, the Campus Freedom Network (CFN) is an essential component of the fight to protect individual rights at institutions of higher learning across the country. Originally envisioned as a loosely-knit coalition of faculty members and students dedicated to advancing individual liberties on their campuses, the CFN has quickly become an integral part of... Read more Read more


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Speech Code Litigation Project FIRE supports precedent-setting litigation in defense of the First Amendment as an integral part of our effort to end the scourge of unconstitutional speech codes on public campuses and to ensure truth-in-advertising and informed consent on private campuses. Cooperating attorneys from FIRE’s Legal Network have secured victories at Shippensburg University, Texas... Read more Read more


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Liberty cannot exist in a society in which people are forced to conform their thoughts and expression to an official viewpoint. Differences of opinion are the natural byproducts of a vibrant, free society. At many of our nation’s colleges and universities, however, students are expected to share a single viewpoint on controversial matters like the... Read more Read more


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FIRE believes it is essential that our nation’s future leaders be educated as members of a free society, learning to debate and to resolve differences peacefully, without resorting to administrative coercion. Unfortunately, too many colleges and universities have attempted to outlaw speech and expression that do not conform to various ‘politically correct’ campus orthodoxies. Through... Read more Read more


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This letter can be viewed in PDF format here. September 12, 2013 Catherine Lhamon Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Office for Civil Rights United States Department of Education Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Building 400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20202 Sent via U.S. Mail and Facsimile (202-453-6012) Dear Assistant Secretary Lhamon: The Foundation... Read more Read more


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From: Michelle Willbanks <[REDACTED]> Date: August 28, 2013, 12:23:08 PM MDT To: Indigo Klabanoff <[REDACTED]> Subject: Re: Phi Beta Pi Dixie State University Indigo, Thank you so much for responding to my email and so quickly.  I appreciate your understanding of our concerns, and changes you have already made. Thank you also for sending me... Read more Read more


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Don’t Cage My Speech! A Student Schools His College CHRIS Me suing the University felt a lot like David versus Goliath, like, I stood no chance at all because, you know, I am just a little student. TITLE SEQUENCE CHRIS A lot of our events were simple events like recruiting on campus and trying to... Read more Read more



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