Letter

November 20, 2002 Richard A. Yanikoski President Saint Xavier University 3700 West 103rd Street Chicago, IL 60655 Dear President Yanikoski:   The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) is a non-profit civil liberties organization dedicated to the promotion of academic freedom, free speech, and fair procedures in American higher education. As you can see... Read more Read more


Letter

August 21, 2002   As we begin the new academic year, I would like to take this opportunity to provide an update regarding Dr. Sami Al-Arian.   Through events of the past year with which we all are familiar, this situation has been the source of intense disruption for the university. We as an institution,... Read more Read more


Letter

Dear Professor Griffith, Thank you, and the rest of the ad hoc committee, for your diligent work to improve the campus free speech and assembly policy.  The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has been extremely heartened by your commitment, patience, and receptiveness.  The current draft policy is a significant improvement over the last... Read more Read more


Letter

February 15, 2002 VIA FACSIMILE TO: (215) 717-3440 Greg Lukianoff Director of Legal and Public Advocacy Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Inc. 437 Chestnut Street, Suite 200 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106 Re: West Virginia University Free Speech Policy Dear Mr. Lukianoff: Thank you for your letter dated February 11, 2002 concerning the Free Speech Policy... Read more Read more


Letter

February 15, 2002: The intended firing of tenured University of South Florida (USF) Professor Sami Al-Arian has sparked a national controversy and opened political debate on topics as varied as the limits of freedom, complicity with terrorism, media responsibility, incitement, and racial discrimination. While these arguments will likely rage on, one fact is frighteningly clear:... Read more Read more


Letter

January 29, 2002 Dr. Judy Genshaft, President University of South Florida Office of the President 4202 E. Fowler Avenue, ADM 241 Tampa, FL 33620 RE: Professor Sami Al-Arian Dear President Genshaft: As you can see from the list of our Directors and Board of Advisors, FIRE unites leaders in the fields of civil rights and... Read more Read more



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