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Examiner Local Editorial: Muzzling free speech on campus

January 2, 2013

One New Year's resolution we'd like to see in 2013 is a renewed effort to uphold the First Amendment on college campuses. According to a new report by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, or FIRE, 62 percent of the nation's colleges and universities "maintain severely restrictive speech codes ... that clearly and substantially prohibit protected speech...

Schools: Georgetown University University of Virginia The College of William and Mary Johns Hopkins University Howard University Virginia Commonwealth University University of Richmond James Madison University Frostburg State University University of Rhode Island