The fall 2008 issue of The FIRE Quarterly is now available online and includes highlights and updates from our most recent cases at Valdosta State University, Temple University, and the University of Delaware. Also included are the profiles of two of the first student members inducted into the Campus Freedom Network’s (CFN’s) Prometheus Society—John Eubank and Josh Warren. These students have accumulated over 125 points in the CFN’s incentive program and are currently extremely active in working to change the culture of speech repression on their individual campuses.
FIRE’s 2008 summer interns are also profiled in this edition, and they offer testimonials to other students who might be interested in interning with FIRE in the future. Brian Mink, a 2008 summer intern, remarks, "There is no doubt that FIRE’s enjoyable and thoroughly engaging atmosphere has made me a better American and a better advocate for fundamental human rights."
Finally, the Quarterly highlights FIRE’s U.S. News & World Report advertisement, which not only brought over 120,000 new visitors to FIRE’s website but also successfully pressured one Red Alert school—Valdosta State—to revoke its unconstitutional free speech zone policy and restore freedom of expression to all corners of campus. Valdosta State has since been removed from FIRE’s Red Alert list and we hope that the remaining four schools will follow suit.
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