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April Student Spotlight: Christe Thompson '14, Drexel University
Each month, the CFN Student Spotlight features a student member who is working to promote individual rights on his or her campus. For April, I am pleased to announce that our featured student is Christe Thompson ‘14 of Drexel University. A third-year student at Drexel, Christe began working at FIRE through her school's co-op program during her sophomore year. Using the lessons about free speech that she's learned at FIRE, Christe has been lobbying administrators to get rid of Drexel's restrictive speech codes.
Read Christe's story at our Student Spotlight page, and keep checking The Torch to hear more about CFN students' accomplishments!
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