CC dinged over free speech issue

August 28, 2009

Staff Report at The Gazette

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education has rated Colorado College as being among “the worst of the worst” when it comes to liberty on campus. The nonprofit civil rights group took out a full page ad of “Red Alert” schools in the 2010 edition of U.S. News and World Report’s America’s Best Colleges issue, released this week. The organization monitors schools for what it sees as violations of free speech, due process, religious liberty and other civil rights issues.

CC was singled out for finding two students guilty of violence for posting a flier that satirized a racy feminist flier circulated by students in the Feminist and Gender Studies Program and posted in campus bathrooms. The incident, which occurred in April 2008, led to forums on free speech.

Joining CC on the list are Brandeis University, Johns Hopkins University, Michigan State University, Tufts University and Bucknell University.

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