- Know your college’s policies and know your rights.
- Build coalitions.
- Use common sense.
- Document everything.
- Ask for help.
FIRE investigative report: Alarming free speech climate at Tufts a warning to students at all private campuses (VIDEO)
Students who publicly support unpopular views at Tufts University do so at their own risk.
That’s the conclusion of our months-long investigation into the state of free speech at the elite Boston-area private school.» Read More
FIRE staff heard rumors last week that Charles Murray, a controversial conservative social scientist, would be speaking at Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law. The event was scheduled for about a month after a protest of Murray’s March 2 lecture at Middlebury College turned violent. (That event left a faculty member with a neck injury.) Given the history of animosity that some have for Murray, who co-authored The Bell Curve, we felt it was important to attend his lecture and see how he would be received at Villanova.» Read More
Additional video coverage of FIRE’s March 30 trip to Villanova University to cover a speech by conservative social scientist Charles Murray.
Click this link for FIRE’s full coverage of the event.» Read More
We hope you’ve enjoyed learning about all the great features of our recently launched First Amendment Library. This one-of-a-kind resource has something for everyone, from law professors to high schoolers.
For a quick recap of all the highlights—from our 900+ First Amendment case database, to a historical timeline of the history of free speech in America, to our unique document collections—FIRE has put together this short video tutorial.» Read More
Everyone has that certain someone who is impossible to buy for. So this holiday season, skip the lines at the mall and give a gift that actually matters—the gift of free speech.» Read More
Going to college means a heap of new, adult responsibilities, like doing your own laundry and making sure you turn that term paper in on time.
But there are also benefits to adulthood. We at FIRE think perhaps the most important of those benefits is your freedom of speech.» Read More
Student activists advocating for everything from heavy metal music to metal workers’ rights should check out FIRE’s campus activism “Do’s and Don’ts” video, which features helpful tips for any college student who wants to make their voice heard.
FIRE’s tips include:
FIRE EXCLUSIVE: Kelly Carlin, Rain Pryor, and Kitty Bruce Speak Out About Their Fathers and the Fight for Free Speech in Comedy (VIDEO/PODCAST)
If you look up Comedy Central’s list of the 100 best stand-up comedians of all time, Richard Pryor, George Carlin, and Lenny Bruce sit atop it at one, two, and three, respectively.
Rain Pryor, Kelly Carlin, and Kitty Bruce are the daughters of the godfathers of comedy, and today you can hear them speak out—for the first time ever together—about their fathers and the fight for free speech in comedy on and off campus.» Read More
Harvard University’s announcement that it will blacklist students who join single-gender social organizations—banning them from holding leadership positions in Recognized Independent Student Organizations (ISOs), captaining sports teams, or even getting recommendations for some scholarships—has been criticized by students, faculty, and alumni, including some of Harvard’s biggest names.» Read More
Administrators at college campuses routinely use speech codes to launch investigations into campus newspapers, prohibit religious symbols, and silence support for political candidates. Instead of fostering a marketplace of ideas at the university, faculty and students often push to disinvite controversial speakers and entertainers.» Read More