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Yesterday, the Philadelphia office of the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued a resolution agreement with Wesley College concluding that the small Delaware institution had discriminated against a male student expelled for sexual misconduct “when it subjected him to an inequitable grievance and appeal process.” The resolution agreement documents a number of... Read more Read more


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Like many professors, Brooklyn College (BC) geology professor David Seidemann has a grading rubric in his syllabus that accounts for students’ effort: Class deportment, effort etc……. 10% (applied only to select students when appropriate). But very much unlike any other case we’ve seen at FIRE, this seemingly innocuous grading criteria landed Seidemann at the center... Read more Read more


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FIRE’s Legislative and Policy Project is among a select group of 2016 Templeton Freedom Award Finalists. Atlas Network, a D.C.-area nonprofit dedicated to advancing the cause of liberty, hosts the annual awards and culls the winning project from an international pool of contenders. “Launched in 2012, FIRE’s Legislative and Policy Project confronts campus administrators, legislators,... Read more Read more


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The University of Alabama (UA) has relented after imposing a $7,000 security fee on the College Republicans for hosting conservative provocateur and journalist Milo Yiannopoulos. Like some other schools hosting Yiannopoulos on his “Dangerous Faggot Tour,” UA imposed exorbitant security fees on the group hosting the event. At first, UA told the College Republicans that... Read more Read more


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Georgetown University just can’t seem to remember its commitment to free speech when the school’s pro-choice student group, H*yas for Choice, is involved. H*yas for Choice, which has frequently been the target of censorship, is asking the Georgetown University Police Department (GUPD) to apologize and to commit to receiving additional training on the university’s Speech... Read more Read more


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It’s true. You’re not seeing things: FIRE’s Newsdesk just got a major makeover! We’re still featuring the same up-to-the-minute coverage and expert analysis on campus civil liberties news, but now you’ll get more of it—top stories, video, and links to our So to Speak podcast—all in one place. Bookmark our new URL, thefire.org/news-and-media/newsdesk, click around... Read more Read more


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FIRE’s U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” Countdown continues today. We’re giving you a school-by-school analysis of just how well America’s “Best Colleges” do when it comes to protecting free speech on campus. Unfortunately, in today’s crop of top campuses, troubling speech codes abound. As part of FIRE’s fresh look at U.S. News’ top-ranked... Read more Read more



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