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Harvey Silverglate in 'Forbes' on How Risk Management, Government Collide to Produce Campus Injustice
FIRE Co-founder and Chairman Harvey Silverglate's most recent essay for the Forbes website discusses how the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights' recent guidance on harassment advances the already overwhelming "risk management" mentality on America's campuses. In their drive to avoid government investigations or civil lawsuits, colleges seem willing to sacrifice nearly anything—and individual rights like freedom of speech on campus are among the first to go. Read about this latest assault on the campus marketplace of ideas at Forbes.
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Delaware State rescinds NDAs, agrees to let students speak about campus safety
After FIRE raised the alarm about Delaware State imposing sweeping confidentiality agreements on students serving on campus safety committees, the school rescinded the ban and promised to foster institutional transparency going forward.
FACULTY SURVEY: Support for free speech varies by academic discipline
Faculty in business and STEM fields are more supportive of free speech and academic freedom according to a FIRE survey.
Alumni, faculty, and students bring free speech commitment to Davidson College
Davidson College just took a big step toward building a more speech-friendly campus.