Robert Tackles OCR’s Threat to Campus Rights on WGN Radio

June 22, 2011

FIRE Senior Vice President Robert Shibley will be featured on Chicago’s WGN Radio 720 at 11:05 a.m. EDT tomorrow morning. Tune in or listen live as Robert tackles the federal Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights’ (OCR’s) controversial guidance for universities in its April 4 "Dear Colleague" letter, which threatens student rights on our nation’s campuses.

Robert will also be discussing pundit Michael Barone’s recent take on the OCR letter in his latest column for The Examiner. OCR’s mandate, which continues to foster concern in the media, requires colleges and universities receiving federal funding to employ the low "preponderance of the evidence" evidentiary standard ("more likely than not") when adjudicating complaints of sexual harassment and sexual violence.

Cases:  U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights April 4, 2011, Guidance Letter Reduces Due Process Protections