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PHILADELPHIA, December 2, 2004—A new documentary film from director Evan Coyne Maloney, “Brainwashing 101,” features FIRE Director of Legal and Public Advocacy Greg Lukianoff speaking about the climate of repression on America’s campuses.  Available for free online viewing or DVD purchase at academicbias.com, “Brainwashing 101” is a humorous yet disturbing look at political correctness run... Read more Read more


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FIRE Launches New Website Practical Advice for Fraternities Caught in the Battle for Free Speech on Campus Repression and Double Standards at UMass Amherst Rhode Island College Union Files Free Speech Grievance Evicted University of New Hampshire Student Allowed to Return to Dorm Victory for Religious Freedom at Ohio State   Read more


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FIRE’s Guide to Free Speech on Campus focuses on the threat to freedom of expression posed by the imposition of speech codes, under various misleading names, on campuses across the nation. This Guide identifies the most effective arguments against such codes on private, public, and sectarian campuses, and demonstrates how the mere application of rules... Read more Read more


The Eternally Radical Idea

Have you ever lived in an apartment building? Have you ever been annoyed that some people take the elevator when they are going up or down only one or two flights of stairs? The fact that some people would rather slow down the elevator for everyone else rather than take the stairs drives many people... Read more Read more


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BROOKLYN, N.Y., November 23, 2004—The City University of New York’s Brooklyn College has reversed a decision that effectively disbanded the student government to prevent it from voting for a resolution including an academic bill of rights. After protests from students, faculty members, and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), the college restored the... Read more Read more


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As one of over 57 million Kerry voters, I was deeply disappointed by the outcome of the presidential election. It seemed perfectly clear to me that George W. Bush’s record in foreign and domestic affairs did not merit a second term. However, Professor Garry Wills went much further, warning in an 11/4 New York Times... Read more Read more


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On 25 March 2004, two and a half years after 9/11 and the passage of the Patriot Act and a year after American forces led the allied invasion of Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, the executive committee of the Organization of American Historians authorized appointment of a special committee to investigate “repression” in the American academy. The... Read more Read more


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DURHAM, N.H., November 12, 2004—In a victory for free speech and fundamental fairness, University of New Hampshire (UNH) sophomore Timothy Garneau is returning to a UNH dorm today after being evicted for posting fliers joking that freshman women could lose the “Freshman 15” by walking up the dormitory stairs. The Foundation for Individual Rights in... Read more Read more


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TUSCALOOSA, Ala., November 11, 2004—Freedom of expression is once again under assault at the University of Alabama (UA).  In September, the UA Faculty Senate responded to public controversy about a UA comedy event by passing a resolution that threatens to severely restrict free expression on this public campus.  The Senate’s proposed policy would regulate speech... Read more Read more



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