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MIT policy says students, faculty can’t ‘request’ others wear masks. (Yes, they can.)
In a letter, FIRE requests Massachusetts Institute of Technology re-read its free speech policy, stat.
At a school with a strong free speech policy like MIT, it should be a no-brainer that students and faculty can ask simple questions.
But this week, after a recent change to a local mask mandate, MIT told students they aren’t allowed to “request” that others wear masks — despite the fact that recipients of such requests are free to accept, deny, or ignore them.
FIRE wrote to MIT today, asking them to rescind this requirement in accordance with their free speech policies.
We’ve asked them to get back to us by tomorrow.
We’ll let you know what we hear.
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Grammy-winning rocker Melissa Etheridge appears on second installment of SPIN and FIRE’s video interview series, ‘Free Speech + Other Dirty Words’
Artist-turned-activist Melissa Etheridge sits down for an episode of “Free Speech + Other Dirty Words,” the provocative and engaging new video series created by legendary media brand SPIN and FIRE.
Denver Law swears it didn’t stifle student speech. Its own statements suggest otherwise.
Administrators at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law unfairly questioned members of the Federalist Society who hosted a speaking event featuring Ilya Shapiro.
Charlie Kirk event at UC Davis prompts violent protest
A speaking engagement by conservative commentator Charlie Kirk Tuesday night was met with violent protests at University of California, Davis.
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Delaware State imposing sweeping confidentiality agreements on students serving on campus safety committees, the school rescinded the ban and promised to foster institutional transparency going forward.