Northeastern, Tufts fail free speech exam

December 30, 2007

Tufts and Northeastern are among a group of Boston-area colleges whose policies on free speech earned them a tongue-lashing from a national campus watchdog group over the past year.

The co-founder of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), Cambridge attorney Harvey Silverglate, said “speech codes erode a university’s devotion to the core principle of higher education: the free and unfettered search for truth no matter where it leads...

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