Asnuntuck Community College

Location: Enfield, Connecticut
Type: Public

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  • 2015 ‘Jefferson Muzzle’ Awards Feature FIRE Cases

    April 21, 2015

    Last night, the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression announced the recipients of the 2015 “Jefferson Muzzle” awards, bestowed upon the worst government censors and punishers of protected speech in the past year. The TJ Center is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization in Charlottesville, Virginia, dedicated to protecting free speech. I worked for… Read more

  • Boston’s WGBH Announces Muzzle Award ‘Winners’

    July 9, 2014

    Boston’s WGBH News has just announced the “winners” of its 2014 Muzzle Awards, given to those who have particularly impeded freedom of speech over the past year. Formerly published in the Boston Phoenix, WGBH has adopted the awards and is continuing the tradition of “singl[ing] out the dramatic and the petty, the epic and the absurd.”

  • Asnuntuck Censors Facebook Criticism of First Amendment and Due Process Violations

    April 4, 2014

    Asnuntuck Community College’s (ACC’s) attempts to avoid negative publicity backfired brilliantly yesterday in front of visitors to its official Facebook page.

  • Are Kangaroo Courts the Norm at Asnuntuck Community College?

    April 2, 2014

    If you’re a Connecticut student looking for a college that can be trusted with your free speech and due process rights, you could do a heck of a lot better than Asnuntuck Community College (ACC). That’s the lesson to be taken from the case of student Nicholas Saucier, who after recording a conversation with the state’s governor was suspended, charged with harassment and threatening behavior, and, as our press release yesterday noted, put through a disciplinary process biased against him in a way practically guaranteed to result in a guilty finding.

  • Asnuntuck C.C. Punishes Student Speech, Ignores This Exculpatory Video

    April 1, 2014

    FIRE has called on Asnuntuck Community College (ACC) to drop its disciplinary action against a student following a conversation on campus with Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy. Making matters worse, ACC deprived the student of crucial due process protections, even refusing to review exculpatory video evidence.