FIRE is happy to report that the Michigan State University (MSU) College Libertarians were finally able to host author Tom Woods for an on-campus presentation on the economy this week. The speech was delayed over a month after the Associated Students of Michigan State University (ASMSU) rejected the College Libertarians' request for funding, claiming that ASMSU could not "fund groups with political agendas." FIRE wrote to MSU in October explaining that the school could not make such viewpoint-based funding decisions and urging ASMSU's funding board to reverse its decision. On October 23, the board did just that, and the event was able to move forward this week. According to MSU's student paper, The State News, Woods spoke to a group of around 100 on December 4 about the economic crisis. FIRE is pleased to see this case come to a final, successful conclusion.
University of Pennsylvania President Liz Magill and board chair Scott Bok announced their resignations after McGill said the university should back away from its traditional protection of speech.