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BOSTON, June 30, 2020 — Four years ago, Harvard University announced a stunning attack on freedom of association when it blacklisted members of independent, single-sex, off-campus organizations from certain scholarships and campus leadership opportunities. Now, after legal setbacks and years of intense public criticism, the blacklist is no more. Read more


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Today, a coalition of free speech orgs filed a petition in federal court to defend the new Title IX regulations from a lawsuit by 18 attorneys general. Read more


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FIRE joined Speech First and Independent Women's Law Center to defend the new Title IX regulations' free speech protections against a lawsuit from the ACLU. Read more


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A campus chapter of TPUSA was denied recognition by the student government due to its political views. After FIRE's help, they're ready to recruit members. Read more


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Nicholls State President Jay Clune told students that “[f]ree speech does not protect hate speech.” That’s not true. FIRE reminds Clune that there is no hate speech exception to the First Amendment. Read more


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FIRE today called on the University of California, Los Angeles to immediately reinstate a professor put on mandatory leave after he, following institutional policy, declined to alter his final exam schedule or grading policies for black students during the protests surrounding the killing of George Floyd. Read more


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Like our fellow Americans, we at FIRE have been gripped by the aftermath of George Floyd’s killing in Minneapolis and the subsequent protests and disturbances in our cities. Read more


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Scottsdale Community College’s mishandling of a professor’s academic freedom drew an apology from the interim chancellor Monday, just days after the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education sent a letter defending the professor’s rights. Read more


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Advocates for free speech and due process on campus won one of their biggest-ever victories today with the finalization of long-awaited new Department of Education Title IX regulations. Read more


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A student was left homeless after his university banned him from the dorms without a hearing. Now, his university is ghosting him about an appeal. Read more



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