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FIRE is relaunching its Legal Network, calling on attorneys across the country to join the fight for student and faculty rights. Read more


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Intrepid student reporters regularly use open records laws to request information from public colleges. But in a bizarre reversal, Southwestern College in California is trying to use the law to demand its student newspaper turn over videos taken at a student government meeting. Read more


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Can Doane University faculty teach without fear? No comment. That was Doane’s troubling response to a letter of concern from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education and the National Coalition Against Censorship. FIRE and NCAC sent a joint letter to Doane last month after its administration punished a faculty librarian for “discriminatory harassment” due to her use of archival photos from the university’s own archives. FIRE and NCAC asked the school to clarify whether it actually honors the strong promises of academic freedom it makes to faculty. Read more


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FIRE's analysis found that the Rutgers policy defunding the newspaper is unconstitutional in at least four ways. Read more


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The president of Williams College says she is “disappointed” that the student government refused to grant official club recognition to a student group based solely on its pro-Israel viewpoint. Read more


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Former Plymouth State University adjunct professor Nancy Strapko reached a settlement with the university after she was fired for testifying in a criminal proceeding. Read more


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FIRE wrote to Wake Forest on March 28, urging administrators to drop the sham investigation. The university has not yet responded. Read more


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The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education submitted a lawsuit to California’s Superior Court yesterday against the University of California, Los Angeles for failing to fulfill a public records request filed over a year ago. Read more


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Today, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin signed HB 254 into law, protecting free speech at the commonwealth’s public colleges and universities by granting students the “broadest possible latitude to speak, write, listen, challenge, learn, and discuss any issue.” Read more


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We will watch closely to see if the executive order furthers the meaningful, lasting policy changes that FIRE has secured over two decades. Read more



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