Young: Fight For Free Speech On Campus Goes On … And On

October 27, 2014

By Cathy Young at Newsday

At a Manhattan gala last week celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, one of the group's founders, Boston attorney Harvey Silverglate, declared only semi-facetiously, "This is a very sad night. I thought the organization would have to disband in five years." Unfortunately, the foundation, which defends freedom of expression and association as well as due process at academic institutions, still has its work cut out for it amid a rising tide of hypersensitivity...