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FIRE Website Back Up After Hardware Failure
As you may know, the FIRE website has been down since late Monday night. We apologize to all those who rely on our website and The Torch for timely and interesting information about liberty on campus. There was a hardware failure at our hosting service, and FIRE's website lost all of its updates from Monday, for the first time in a decade. The good news is that we are up and running on a new server and will be able to replace every bit of the lost information, so we expect that the problem will be completely resolved sometime today. Sorry for any inconvenience. Hopefully we'll go at least another ten years before this happens again!
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Cornell must reject student government’s call for trigger warnings
Cornell University’s student assembly adopted a resolution urging the administration to require faculty to provide content warnings prior to discussing potentially “triggering” material in the classroom.
Twitter removes ‘Trans Day of Vengeance’ posts in another loss for free expression on the platform
Blanket bans on words and images with no regard to context shuts down conversations about important issues of public concern.
Wayne State professor suspended after provocative Facebook post criticizing shout downs
Wayne State University Professor Steven Shaviro used his personal Facebook account to criticize protestors who shout down speakers with purportedly bigoted views.
A step in the right direction: West Virginia Governor signs ‘New Voices’ bill into law
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice signed the Student Journalism and Press Freedom Protection Act into law, granting statutory protections to student journalists in public K-12 schools and public institutions of higher education.