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Syracuse University makes list of worst schools for free speech

March 28, 2012

SYRACUSE -- For the second year in a row, Syracuse University makes the list of the worst colleges and universities for free speech.

SU was called out by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) following the expulsion of a students for posting comments on his Facebook page that the University said was racially insulting. The university later reversed its decision to punish the student. "Before they sign on the dotted line, prospective college students should consider the free speech record of the school they choose to attend," said FIRE Senior Vice President Robert Shibley. "Don't believe universities' paper promises of free speech if they are violating those promises in practice...

Schools: Syracuse University