Dartmouth Praised for Taking Lead in ‘Free Expression’

May 16, 2005

Dartmouth College in New Hampshire is being lauded for leading the Ivy League "in respecting individual liberty and free expression."

Dartmouth no longer has a poor free-speech rating from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE). The school had been under scrutiny for de-recognizing a fraternity for publishing an internal newsletter that insulted two female students. Following the incident, Dartmouth posted two letters on its website -- one from the college president and one from the dean -- justifying the punishment. But after being contacted by FIRE, the college removed those letters from the website...

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