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KIRTLAND, OH—Lakeland Community College near Cleveland, Ohio, has removed a professor of moral philosophy from his classes as punishment for refusing to hide his religious identity from students. The college threatened Dr. James Tuttle, who espouses traditional Catholic beliefs, with dismissal because he made statements on his syllabi and in class that disclosed his religious... Read more Read more


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WILLIAMSBURG, VA—After pressure from and public exposure by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), the College of William & Mary (W&M) has reversed course and allowed an "affirmative action bake sale" to proceed without interference. A student group, the Sons of Liberty, saw its satirical protest unlawfully halted by W&M in November; it... Read more Read more


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WINSTON-SALEM, NC—Forsyth Technical Community College (FTCC) writing instructor Elizabeth Ito has been dismissed for taking a brief part of her class to discuss the war in Iraq. Ito criticized the Iraq war in a writing class on March 28, 2003, while the ground invasion was still underway. Her remarks, which later served as the basis... Read more Read more


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January 13, 2004 President Shirley Robinson Pippins Suffolk County Community College, Ammerman Campus 37 Norman F. Lechtrecker Building 533 College Road Selden, New York  11784-2899 Dear President Pippins, On October 6 of last year, I wrote to you regarding then-president Salvatore J. La Lima’s treatment of SCCC student Ursula Monaco.  As you will recall, Ms.... Read more Read more


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A Harvard graduate student has been barred from continuing his studies because a fellow student accused him of sexual assault in January of 2002. The student was acquitted on all six counts of rape and assault by Middlesex Superior Court last August and his accuser was shown to be fabricating parts of her story at... Read more Read more


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The Gonzaga School of Law, a Jesuit college in Washington state, refuses to recognize a student pro-life group that requires its leaders be Christians, saying the religious restriction is discriminatory. “Why not allow a Jewish, Muslim or nonreligious student to be head of the caucus, when they could be equally concerned about pro-life issues as... Read more Read more


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SPOKANE, WA— Gonzaga University’s president, Father Robert J. Spitzer, S.J., has permitted the School of Law’s Student Bar Association (SBA) to refuse to recognize a Christian student organization. According to the SBA, the Gonzaga Pro-Life Law Caucus’s requirement that its leadership be Christian is “discriminatory.” “We live in a strange age, indeed, when a Catholic,... Read more Read more


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LUBBOCK, TX—In response to the pressure of a free-speech lawsuit and student demands for constitutional rights, Texas Tech University is backing away from at least some of its severe restrictions upon free expression. In July, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) coordinated a lawsuit to force Texas Tech—a public university with 28,000 students—to... Read more Read more



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