Press Releases

LA JOLLA, CA—On June 19, 2002, the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) announced that it had dropped its charge of "disruption" against a student humor publication, The Koala. Despite clear evidence to the contrary, UCSD claims that "neither the complaint nor the hearing concerned The Koala‘s editorial content." FIRE has been active in the... Read more Read more


Press Releases

LA JOLLA, CA—Violating constitutional protections of free expression and due process, the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) has charged a student publication, The Koala, with "disruption" for taking photographs at a meeting of a student group, the Movimiento Estudiantil de Chicanos de Aztlan (MEChA). When a public trial was held, the administration quashed it... Read more Read more


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TEMPE, AZ—Arizona State University (ASU), responding to serious concerns raised by FIRE President Alan Charles Kors, will eliminate a racial restriction on enrollment for a "First-Year Seminar" in history. ASU’s deputy general counsel, Mary C. Stevens, has assured FIRE that ASU would immediately remove the limitation from the 2002 course catalog. FIRE is relieved that... Read more Read more


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May 22, 2002 Chancellor Robert C. Dynes University of California, San Diego 9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0005 La Jolla, California 92093-0005 URGENT Re: Disciplinary Charges against The Koala. Dear Chancellor Dynes: As you can see from the list of our Directors and Board of Advisors, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) unites leaders... Read more Read more


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WASHINGTON, DC—Students and faculty at the George Washington University (GW) continue to live under a nightmarish “Compliance Line” policy that invites secret allegations and investigations. The hotline, established in February 2002 and administered off campus by Pinkerton Security, allows charges of any nature to be made anonymously. The administration may then launch investigations and create... Read more Read more


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May 13, 2002 University of South Carolina Mandates Political Indoctrination and Orthodoxy COLUMBIA, SC—The University of South Carolina (USC), in a required course for a degree-granting program, has adopted “Guidelines for Classroom Discussion” that demand adherence to a narrow set of partisan political assumptions—on pain of being graded poorly for honest disagreement. Although USC is... Read more Read more



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