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Instapundit and National Review’s Corner are both linking to a story denouncing Denver University for refusing to publish in an administration-run newspaper a controversial article by former Colorado Governor Richard Lamm arguing that various cultural factors are more to blame for the economic disadvantages of the black and Latino communities than white racism and discrimination.... Read more Read more


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Once again, more exciting student news from Columbia! A report from The Spectator, “Allies Aim to Foster Campus Dialogue,” talks about a discussion group organized on campus for different student groups to build bridges of understanding with each other. The article reports: The students were gathered as a part of the Allies Series, a discussion... Read more Read more


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The headline news story of The Crimson today reports that remarks made by Harvard President Larry Summers back in a September 2004 conference on Native American studies has resurfaced as scholars now report that they were offended, insulted, and appalled by his speech. Summers released the transcript of the speech yesterday. He has been accused... Read more Read more


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Despite the fact that FIRE receives hundreds of formal and informal complaints every year, I remain convinced that there are a much larger number of unreported civil liberties abuses in academia. This suspicion is confirmed every time I speak at a university (side note: if you want me to come speak at your school, please... Read more Read more


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The Chronicle of Higher Education published an article today (account required to access) that discusses the importance of racial and ethnic diversity in higher education. While I personally agree that such diversity, along with other forms of diversity, is important and plays a significant role in shaping the educational experience of all members of the... Read more Read more


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Check out David Beito, KC Johnson and Ralph E. Luker’s important article “Who’s Undermining Free Speech on Campus Now?” at Inside Higher Ed. KC and David are well known to FIRE for their tireless defense of freedom of speech and basic rights at their respective institutions, Brooklyn College and the University of Alabama (and anyone looking at the... Read more Read more


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Those of you who, like me, are concerned about issues of piracy in the modern age have good reason to worry, as pirates have evidently taken over the student government of North Carolina State University. Fox News is reporting that a gentleman named The Pirate Captain was just elected president of NCSU’s student body. He... Read more Read more


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Graduate Student Employees United (GSEU) at Columbia University and the Graduate Employees and Students Organization (GESO) at Yale University started a week-long strike yesterday, demanding that the universities’ administrations recognize the groups as workers unions. The Yale Daily News reported that in New York students carried signs that said: “Job Security = Academic Freedom.” The... Read more Read more


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Check out this great write up about FIRE from WatchDogWatch.org: Setting FIRE to College Campuses College administrators and faculty have met the enemy and it is the First Amendment. Many universities, public and private, have cracked down on intellectual freedom with a vengeance that would make a dictator proud. Fortunately, the Foundation for Individual Rights... Read more Read more


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April 19, 2005 President Shirley M. Tilghman Office of the President 1 Nassau Hall Princeton University Princeton, New Jersey 08544 URGENT   Sent by U.S. Mail and Facsimile (609-258-1615) Dear President Tilghman: As you can see from our Directors (including FIRE co-founders and Princeton University alumni Alan Charles Kors and Harvey Silverglate) and Board of... Read more Read more



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