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At Babson College, the climate of freedom of expression feels like 2003 all over again. Today, the college announced its completion of a “thorough investigation” — which started yesterday — into an adjunct professor’s Facebook post. As a result of its investigation, the college has terminated the professor. Read more


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There is one overlooked holiday that we here at FIRE love to celebrate: Bill of Rights Day! Read more


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Recently, National Women’s Law Center fellow Fran Faircloth criticized FIRE on the YWCA’s blog for speaking out against the federal “blueprint” for campus sexual misconduct policies set forth by the Departments of Justice and Education on May 9. In her article, titled “Pants on FIRE: Four Myths (and Truths) About the Work of the Departments... Read more Read more


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The recent Senate version of the Violence Against Women Act reauthorization included a provision tying institutional receipt of federal education funds to "dual appeal" rights for both accuser and accused.  This proposal raises serious double jeopardy and due process questions concerning college disciplinary proceedings, particularly at public universities.  This article explores the constitutional rights issues... Read more Read more


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Arizona State University blocked access to the website change.org after it was used to spam thousands of university email accounts in early December 2011. Since spam emails are frequently used to distribute viruses and other malware that is installed on client machines without the recipient’s notice, the university routinely blocks both inbound and outbound access... Read more Read more


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Alexandra Wallace announced she will no longer be attending UCLA in an apology letter released to the Daily Bruin on Friday. Wallace, the creator of the “Asians in the Library” video that went viral last Sunday, released a statement through a spokesman for the Wallace family. The letter comes the day UCLA announced that it... Read more Read more



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