Our latest installation of FIREside Chats features an interview with Hayden Barnes, the student at Valdosta State University (VSU) who was expelled for publicly protesting the school's decision to construct two new parking garages on campus. Hayden is currently embattled in a lawsuit against the university, VSU President Ronald Zaccari, and the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. In today's podcast, FIRE's Media Director Emily Guidry and Hayden discuss the school's arguments against him, his legal team's response, how the ordeal has affected him personally and how he hopes his case can help other students around the country. Be sure to check back every Monday for new episodes of FIREside Chats.
FIRE submitted a formal comment to the Florida Board of Governors on a proposed regulation that requires tenured faculty at Florida’s public universities to undergo a comprehensive post-tenure review every five years.