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HANOVER, N.H., May 9, 2005—In a remarkable development for liberty on campus, Dartmouth College has issued a clear and unambiguous statement in favor of free speech. The statement ends what Dartmouth called “confusion” about the college’s policies by removing from its website documents containing language that earned the college a poor, “red” rating on the... Read more Read more


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May has traditionally been a big month for FIRE (and this month is no exception, as readers will see in the next few days). This time last year we finally resolved the extraordinary Steve Hinkle case: May 6, 2004  FIRE Press Release SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA In a major victory for liberty and equal rights... Read more Read more


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An article (account required for access) in The Chronicle of Higher Education today announces a victory for student activists engaging in a protest against increased military funding at the University of Hawaii (UH). On Tuesday, a group of about 50 students ended a six-day sit-in at the president’s office after the interim president personally delivered... Read more Read more


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Check out another great article by David Beito, Ralph Luker, and Robert “KC” Johnson in this month’s Organization of American Historians Newsletter. The authors write: The enemies of academic freedom span the political spectrum. Whether they are on the left or right, they share one trait in common: contempt for the free marketplace of ideas... Read more Read more


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If you want to get a real glimpse of the thought-tyranny of the academic Left, you should look at the case of Scott McConnell, who was recently expelled from Le Moyne College in Syracuse, N.Y., because his personal beliefs didn’t fit within the school’s indoctrination grid. The Left, through an extraordinary process of self-deception, routinely... Read more Read more


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I recommend a fascinating article in the current New Criterion. By Roger Kimball (author of Tenured Radicals, Revised: How Politics has Corrupted Our Higher Education), the article provides an analysis of the causes of the current crisis in higher education and provides potential solutions. While I recommend the entire piece, the following segment struck me... Read more Read more


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Scott McConnell, former graduate education student at Le Moyne College, a Jesuit school in Syracuse, New York, filed a lawsuit this morning seeking reinstatement and compensation for Le Moyne’s violations of his civil rights. McConnell is being represented by New York civil rights attorney Samuel A. Abady and the Center for Individual Rights. FIRE announced... Read more Read more


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SYRACUSE, N.Y., May 5, 2005—Today, former graduate student Scott McConnell filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York, because it expelled him from its education master’s program based on his personal beliefs. In January 2005, administrators summarily dismissed McConnell because he had expressed views that opposed “multicultural education” and had stated... Read more Read more



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