Each month, the CFN Student Spotlight features a student member who is working to promote individual rights on his or her campus. For March, I am pleased to announce that our featured student is Allen Mendenhall of Auburn University. As a Ph.D. candidate and teacher at Auburn, Allen has helped establish an environment open to free speech and robust debate both in the classes he teaches and the classes he attends. He maintains an open-door policy for students and he encourages them to speak their minds in his classroom, regardless of their opinions. He also advocates actively for free speech on campus, most recently by writing an op-ed in the Montgomery Advertiser about FIRE’s recent, ongoing case at Auburn regarding selective enforcement of a rule prohibiting window postings in dorm rooms.
Read Austin’s story at our Student Spotlight page, and keep checking The Torch to hear more about CFN student accomplishments!