Marshall rated as one of worst schools for free speech

January 28, 2011

HUNTINGTON — Marshall University has distinguished itself in athletics, academics and even the entertainment industry in the past decade.

This week the school earned a new distinction that ranked it with the likes of Yale, Syracuse and Johns Hopkins University — as one of the twelve worst schools for free speech in the country.

The list was compiled by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, or FIRE, and schools on the list were shown to have a “particular hostility to freedom of speech” Greg Lukianoff, FIRE president said.

“Some schools have earned this distinction by refusing to undo punishments of students and faculty for their free speech, others by engaging in ongoing campaigns against student speech, and one for regulating student speech to the hilt...

Schools: Marshall University