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This Week in FIRE News
As college students across the nation settle into their back-to-school routines, we've been reminding them on The Torch how to ensure that their free speech rights stay intact this year. If you haven't yet, check out our new "Free Speech Toolbox" for students, professors, parents, concerned citizens, and members of the legal community to access the best resources for defending free speech rights on campus.
Here's a recap of the campus free speech news that made headlines this week.
On back-to-school warnings:
- Boston Herald: Civil rights wronged on campus
On the threat to campus due process:
- The Christian Science Monitor: Feds warn colleges: handle sexual assault reports properly
- The Huffington Post: Standing Up for Due Process on Campus = "Sticking Up for Penises Everywhere?"
- Reason: 'FIRE Is Sticking Up for Penises Everywhere'
- The Daily Caller: How federal regulations are making college ‘risk management' lawyers rich
- The Delaware County Daily Times: Editorial: OCR guilty of lowering conviction standards
- Real Clear Politics: On Sexual Harassment and Title IX
- Amy Alkon's Advice Goddess Blog: The New Rules Of College Sex: Male? Probably A Predator
- The Spearhead: Department of Ed Rewrites the Constitution, at the Expense of Men
- Accuracy in Academia: Civil Rights & Wrongs
- Accuracy in Academia: Student's Rights SaVEd
- Students for Liberty: More Likely Than Not: The Office of Civil Rights' Encroachment on Due Process
On the freedom to protest on campus:
- The News & Observer: Protesters want Peace to remain all women
On campus policies that violate freedom of expression:
- The GW Hatchet: GW earns ‘yellow light' for free speech
FIRE’s award-winning Newsdesk covers the free speech news you need to stay informed.
Russian censorship laws should not dictate expression in the NHL
NHL teams have decided to entirely abandon Pride warm up jerseys from their programming out of fear of retaliation against their Russian players.
Pitt stands firm against pressure to cancel three conservative speakers invited by student groups
University of Pittsburgh students are pressuring administrators to cancel three upcoming events hosted by conservative student groups because they feature speakers the protestors consider “anti-trans.”
Stanford Law School dean makes powerful commitment to free expression after shout-down controversy
Jenny Martinez’s 10-page tour-de-force on free speech in higher ed addresses the backlash and paves a path forward. Time will tell if Stanford Law students will take it.