Loyola University Chicago

Location: Chicago, Illinois
Type: Private

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  • Loyola Chicago adopts FIRE’s recommendations, improves media relations policy

    May 23, 2019

    Following complaints from student journalists that Loyola University Chicago’s media relations policy frustrated their attempts to reach school faculty and staff in a timely fashion, Loyola has revised the policy in question. Loyola’s policy change comes as a result of significant input from various campus stakeholders as well as from FIRE. The university is to… Read more

  • FIRE and PEN America call on Loyola University Chicago to rescind absurd ‘Media Relations Policy’

    February 18, 2019

    Loyola University Chicago’s “Mission and Vision” is to be a “world-renowned urban center … that values freedom of inquiry.” In order to “protect and enhance” that “brand and reputation,” all faculty and staff are required to have any statements to any journalist — expressly including the student newspaper — pre-approved by a member of the… Read more

  • 2018 FIRE Faculty Conference: proposals due April 30!

    April 12, 2018

    Mark your calendars: There are just two and a half weeks left to submit your proposals for the 2018 FIRE Faculty Conference! FIRE welcomes paper and poster proposals from faculty and advanced graduate students working in any discipline or at any institution. Please see the conference’s call for proposals for more details. We’ll be accepting… Read more

  • 2018 FIRE Faculty Conference: Coming to Chicago this fall

    March 30, 2018

    FIRE is excited to announce that our 2018 Faculty Conference will take place from Oct. 11-13 in Chicago, Illinois, at Loyola University Chicago’s downtown Water Tower campus, with accommodations at the nearby Omni Hotel. If you’re a faculty member or advanced graduate student who is interested in presenting a paper or a poster at the… Read more

  • Hannibal Buress has his mic cut off at Loyola University Chicago

    March 20, 2018

    Comedian Hannibal Buress had his mic cut off at Loyola University Chicago last Saturday after a joke about the university’s restrictions on his act. Buress was booked to perform at an annual event open to students for Loyola’s Department of Programming at the Gentile Arena on campus. According to reports from the Loyola Phoenix, Loyola’s… Read more

  • Following Protests, Loyola Chicago Releases Improved Demonstration Policy

    March 24, 2016

    After protests this past November opened a dialogue between students, faculty, and administrators about the right to freely demonstrate on campus, Loyola University Chicago (LUC) has revised its demonstration policy, affirming and expanding free speech rights at the university. On November 12, over 700 students, staff, and community members demonstrated at LUC to protest racism… Read more

  • Students, Admins Cite ‘Safe Spaces’ in Seeking Limits to Media Coverage

    November 23, 2015

    One of many noteworthy aspects of the recent protests over racial inequality on dozens of America’s college campuses has been the effort by some protesters to bar members of the press in the name of creating a “safe space” to air their grievances. Many students have voiced concerns that the media would mischaracterize the story… Read more

  • Loyola University Chicago Backs Down from Demands That Students Censor Free Speech Wall

    May 12, 2014

    In April, Loyola University Chicago informed a student group planning a “free speech wall” event that it would be required to censor any messages that were “grossly offensive” or “contrary to the University’s Catholic, Jesuit mission and heritage.” After FIRE wrote to remind Loyola of its obligation to honor its promises of broad expressive rights on campus, Loyola backed down from its demands that students censor each other, and the event transpired as planned. FIRE is pleased that Loyola ultimately respected its students’ free speech rights and hopes that it will continue to do so in the future.