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Amy Alkon Publicizes FIRE's Take on Proposed Federal Harassment Law
Since New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg's proposition to enact new federal legislation aimed at harassment and cyberbullying in colleges and universities hit the news, we've shared our take on the initiative, and related issues, with Torch readers.
Advice Goddess and student free speech advocate Amy Alkon points to our reaction on her blog, noting Azhar's recent Torch post and Robert's interview with the San Francisco Chronicle. Amy's post spawned a variety of colorful comments in reaction to the proposed new law. Many thanks to Amy for drawing attention to this matter!
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Princetonians for Free Speech launch a new survey to measure the success of free speech advocacy
In partnership with College Pulse, a free speech alumni group at Princeton has surveyed 250 undergraduates to learn more about the state of free expression on campus and determine how best to leverage their activism.
What a drag — Montana outlaws ‘glamorous’ attire in public schools and libraries
Montana has enacted an unconstitutional law which prohibits any school or library that receives state funding from hosting “drag story hour.”
Cal State faculty stand up for academic freedom and free speech
Hundreds of faculty at every campus in the California State University system have formed a group to protect academic freedom and free speech.
Say what? Westfield State University bans ‘derogatory or inflammatory statements, and/or idle gossip’
Students at Westfield State University in Massachusetts are subject to disciplinary action if their use of university email is deemed to include “derogatory or inflammatory statements and/or idle gossip.”