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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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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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Dear Faculty Senate, Student Leaders, and Administrators of the University of Alabama:   The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) is deeply concerned that freedom of expression is once again under assault at the University of Alabama. Last September, in response to a controversial incident at a comedy event sponsored by University Programs, the... Read more Read more


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This fall, in one of the most spectacularly hyped and unsuccessful political efforts in recent memory, leftist filmmaker Michael Moore barnstormed America’s campuses in an effort to increase the youth vote. In speech after speech, he begged, pleaded, and even bribed students (with offers of ramen noodles and underwear) to get to the polls and... Read more Read more


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  (AgapePress) – The University of New Hampshire student who was kicked out of his residence hall for joking about female freshmen gaining weight has been allowed back in campus housing. The school’s change of heart comes after an education rights group accused the university of violating the student’s First Amendment rights.   Sophomore Tim... Read more Read more


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DURHAM, N.H., October 28, 2004—The University of New Hampshire has evicted a student from housing for posting fliers in his residential hall joking that freshman women could lose the “Freshman 15” by walking up the dormitory stairs. The public university found him guilty of violating policies on affirmative action, harassment, and disorderly conduct, and has... Read more Read more


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LIKE PATRONS of the Grand Hotel in the classic movie of the same name, administrators at the University of Massachusetts Amherst come and go, but nothing ever happens — at least as far as the school’s longstanding devotion to unconstitutional censorship is concerned. Always advanced in the name of some alleged higher principle, UMass’s history... Read more Read more


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In recent weeks, FIRE has seen a sharp increase in the number of inquiries regarding so-called "partisan" speech on campus. These inquiries have corresponded with reports of speakers being "un-invited" because college and university administrations feared that their speech would be "too partisan." For example, FIRE has received reports that the president of Florida Gulf... Read more Read more


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(AgapePress) – A civil liberties group says at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, it’s more acceptable to mock American soldiers than it is to make fun of racism allegations. That’s why the group is accusing the school of “repression and double standards.” UMass has charged nine students with harassment and threatened to expel them for... Read more Read more



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