As Torch readers know, one of the major contributing factors to FIRE’s continued success in winning victories for students and faculty is the national and local media attention our cases often receive. March was no exception, as media continued to bring FIRE’s involvement at San Francisco State University (SFSU) to the public.
FIRE’s involvement and eventual success at SFSU appeared in a variety of sources, including The Special Report with Brit Hume on FOXNews.com. Other coverage of SFSU included articles by Brendan Conway in National Review Online, Joe Murray in The Evening Bulletin, Herbert London in Insight Magazine, and an article by FIRE’s own Luke Sheahan in Family Security Matters.
FIRE President Greg Lukianoff also authored a piece appearing in The Chronicle of Higher Education exploring our involvement in the debate over “social justice” requirements at Teachers College of Columbia University. Columbia also got the attention of Inside Higher Ed’s Andy Guess, who reported on sanctions imposed against students who disrupted a speech by Minutemen Project Founder Jim Gilchrist on the campus last October.
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.
During this term, the nine Justices will hear at least four cases with profound First Amendment and free speech implications for all Americans.
FIRE filed an amicus brief asking the Supreme Court to hear a case concerning whether a public university can restrict access to a public sidewalk on its campus.
FIRE is partnering with New Tolerance Campaign to rally students, alumni, and concerned citizens in support of a new pro-free speech president at Emerson.