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FIRE Launches First of New Weekly Podcast Series: FIREside Chats
Today FIRE debuts the first episode of our weekly podcast series, "FIREside Chats." The series will discuss students' rights on campus and FIRE's ongoing casework and events. The podcasts are available on our Multimedia Project page, or on iTunes. To hear the first complete podcast, featuring FIRE's Director of Legal and Public Advocacy Samantha Harris and Campus Freedom Network Associate Director Luke Sheahan, please click here. Stay tuned for more!
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Machete madness: Hunter College professor calls pro-life display ‘violent,’ then threatens reporter with a massive blade for asking questions
An adjunct assistant professor of art at New York’s Hunter College reacted angrily to two pro-life students tabling on campus by berating them and vandalizing their display.
Always room for improvement: FIRE’s top-ranked school drops the ball by denying TPUSA chapter recognition
The University of Chicago uncharacteristically violated its students’ associational rights by denying recognition to a chapter of the conservative group Turning Point USA.
Enduring lessons from Nat Hentoff’s 1982 ‘The Day They Came to Arrest the Book’
Nat Hentoff’s 1982 Young Adult fiction book, “The Day They Came to Arrest the Book,” follows high school student newspaper editor Barney Roth as he navigates writing about and advocating for his teacher’s right to teach Huck Finn.