Albion College

Location: Albion, Michigan
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Federal Circuit: 1st Circuit

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  • UPDATE: After Florida school shooting, ‘Worst Colleges for Free Speech’ promising high schoolers a right to protest

    March 14, 2018

    Update: FIRE has tallied the number of colleges and universities that have made statements supporting free speech, based on the list compiled by Chris Peterson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology assistant director of undergraduate admissions. Out of the schools in our Spotlight database that made statements on free speech, 61 have a “red light” speech code rating, 93 have a “yellow light” rating, and only 12 have a “green light” rating. Full results can be viewed here. FIRE stands ready to help any university with revising its speech codes. In the wake of the Feb. 14 mass shooting at Florida’s Marjory […]

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  • The 10 worst colleges for free speech: 2018

    February 12, 2018

    Every year, FIRE chooses the 10 worst colleges for free speech — and unfortunately, 2017 left us with plenty of options: Campuses were rocked by violent mob censorship, monitored by bias response teams, plagued by free speech zones, and beset by far too many disinvitation attempts. Although the number of colleges with the most restrictive speech codes has continued to decline, 90 percent of schools still maintain codes that either clearly restrict or could too easily be used to restrict free speech. Today, we present our 2018 list of the 10 worst colleges for free speech. As always, our list […]

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  • FIRE names America’s 10 worst colleges for free speech: 2018

    February 12, 2018

    PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 12, 2018 — Each year, colleges across the country find dubious ways to silence student and faculty expression. In the last year, administrators became embroiled in litigation for telling a student he couldn’t hand out Spanish-language copies of the U.S. Constitution outside a free speech zone, continued a years-long effort to ban a group from campus due to its political viewpoint, and even investigated a professor for a satirical tweet — eventually driving him to resign. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education has identified America’s 10 worst colleges for free speech, published today with detailed descriptions on […]

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  • UPDATE: Albion student faces upcoming hearing over ‘ANTIFA and ISIS hunting permits’ joke

    January 2, 2018

    Albion College student Alexander Tokie expects to learn soon whether he will face punishment for making a hyperbolic joke about “ANTIFA and ISIS hunting permits.” Despite originally threatening to hold his hearing over winter break when he would be away from campus, Tokie tells FIRE that administrators have now agreed to hold the hearing during the upcoming semester instead. As FIRE explained in a press release last month, Tokie was informed by administrators on Nov. 8 that he was charged with violating Albion’s policy against the “[u]se of, or threatened use of, physical force or violence” for an email he […]

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  • Albion College student under investigation for ‘ANTIFA and ISIS hunting permits’ joke

    December 13, 2017

    ALBION, Mich., Dec. 13, 2017 — Albion College student Alexander Tokie has been left in limbo for weeks while administrators decide whether he will be punished for sending an obviously hyperbolic joke about “ANTIFA and ISIS hunting permits.” Tokie’s troubles started in September, when he sent an email to his fellow College Republicans with a number of suggestions, some in jest, on countering arguments about “white privilege.” As a joke, Tokie concluded his email by suggesting to his peers: “Take the liberal tears from the idiot you just destroyed in your debate, dissemble your American made Springfield M1911 .45 caliber […]

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