Seminole State College

Location: Sanford, Florida
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  • Seminole Community College: Refusal to Allow Student to Distribute Literature

    April 18, 2005

    Florida’s Seminole Community College censored student Eliana Campos when she tried to pass out flyers expressing disapproval with slaughterhouse practices. The flyers, which were produced by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, was censored when an administrator proclaimed that Campos’ documents, “instill[ed] a feeling” in her that she did not like. Approximately one… Read more

  • Article Highlights Partisanship of Campus Speech Codes

    September 29, 2006

    Former FIRE president David French has an article on speech codes on National Review Online today. He explains the “mental agility” of the 1960s free speech activists who have become the architects of today’s campus speech codes. David writes: Those who formerly glorified dissent clamp down on campus with a mind-numbing level of intellectual conformity…. Read more

  • Censorship is Everybody’s Problem

    December 29, 2005

    FIRE’s press release from yesterday details some of the cases that made 2005 FIRE’s busiest year ever. If 2005 made anything clear, it is that no student, regardless of his or her views, is safe from censorship on today’s college and university campuses. This year, we intervened on behalf of students censored for expressing viewpoints… Read more

  • SCC Reverses Speech Decision

    June 19, 2005

    Seminole Community College did an about-face last week in a dispute over free speech. It originally refused to let a student hand out animal-rights brochures in the café at its Oviedo campus. The student could do that, but only in a designated “free-speech zone,” administrators had said. They changed their position after a national group,… Read more

  • A Knuckleheaded Dad’s Vow to Do Better

    June 17, 2005

    [This is the second section of the column.] The president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, has said that not even a cure for AIDS could justify the use of animals in research. So I have no respect for this organization, which is clearly comprised of confused souls who don’t understand… Read more

  • Victory for Animals and Free Speech!

    June 17, 2005

    Most colleges won’t give you any trouble at all if you ask to table or distribute literature, but if they do, don’t worry, ’cause we’ve got your back. The situation of college student and peta2 Leadership Program member Eliana Campos is a case in point. She attends Seminole Community College near Orlando, Fla., and when… Read more

  • Victory for Freedom of Speech at Seminole Community College

    June 16, 2005

    ORLANDO, Fla., June 16, 2005—In a quick yet important victory for freedom of speech, Florida’s Seminole Community College (SCC) is allowing a student to distribute literature on slaughterhouse brutality on equal terms with other students and student groups. The college, which had initially insisted that student Eliana Campos distribute literature only within the college’s so-called… Read more

  • Florida College Slaughters PETA Member’s Constitutional Rights

    June 15, 2005

    ORLANDO, Fla., June 15, 2005—Florida’s Seminole Community College (SCC) has forbidden student Eliana Campos to distribute literature protesting slaughterhouse brutality at a table in the public area of the campus’ café. An administrator at the Oviedo campus refused to honor Campos’ constitutional rights because the source of the literature (People for the Ethical Treatment of… Read more

  • FIRE Letter to Seminole Community College Vice President James D. Henningsen, June 7, 2005

    June 7, 2005

    June 7, 2005 James D. Henningsen Vice President for Student Success Seminole Community College 100 Weldon Boulevard Sanford, Florida  32773 Sent by U.S. Mail and Facsimile (407-328-2331) Dear Vice President Henningsen: Thank you for your response to FIRE’s April 18, 2005, letter to Seminole Community College President E. Ann McGee.  While we appreciate your attempt… Read more

  • FIRE Letter to Seminole Community College President E. Ann McGee, April 18, 2005

    April 18, 2005

    April 18, 2005 President E. Ann McGee Seminole Community College 100 Weldon Boulevard Sanford, Florida  32773 Sent by U.S. Mail and Facsimile (407-328-2011) Dear President McGee: As you can see from our Directors and Board of Advisors, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) unites leaders in the fields of civil rights and civil… Read more