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MEDFORD, MA—In a unanimous vote, a hearing panel at Tufts University voted to dismiss charges of sexual harassment against a student newspaper that had satirized a campus student leader. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) advised the paper’s editors and communicated vigorously with the administration on their behalf. Thor Halvorssen, Executive Director of... Read more Read more


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November 19, 2001 President Margaret Gratton Orange Coast College 2701 Fairview Rd. Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Dear President Gratton: Last month, FIRE wrote to you, your staff, and your Board of Trustees regarding Orange Coast Community College’s failure to defend Free Speech, academic freedom, Due Process, and Professor Kenneth Hearlson. We have yet to receive... Read more Read more


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NEW YORK, NY—With breathtaking hypocrisy, the Columbia University Senate passed a resolution in support of freedom of speech. After decades of watching Columbia trash and neglect free speech, legal equality, and all notions of individual rights and responsibilities, the Senate suddenly asserts itself, alarmed only about alleged patriotic threats to freedom of expression. The resolution... Read more Read more


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MOUNT PLEASANT, MI-In a case that had achieved widespread national attention, students at Central Michigan University (CMU) secured a major victory for liberty when the University reaffirmed its obligations to the First Amendment. President Michael Rao, in a letter to FIRE today, made clear that any residential staff who asked students to remove materials from... Read more Read more


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