University of Scranton

Location: Scranton, Pennsylvania
Type: Private

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  • University of Scranton: Denial of Recognition of Turning Point USA

    December 5, 2019

    On October 8, 2019, after several hours of questioning and multiple closed-door discussions, the University of Scranton student government rejected recognition of a proposed chapter of Turning Point USA. On November 13, FIRE wrote to University of Scranton President Scott R. Pilarz urging the university to recognize TPUSA in order to adhere to the freedom… Read more

  • FIRE names America’s 10 Worst Colleges for Free Speech: 2020

    January 29, 2020

    These 10 colleges represent the worst campus censors over the last year Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute receives Lifetime Censorship Award PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 29, 2020 — Who are the worst campus censors? The competition is stiff, but today the nonpartisan Foundation for Individual Rights in Education released its annual list of America’s 10 Worst Colleges for Free… Read more

  • 10 Worst Colleges for Free Speech: 2020

    January 29, 2020

    Since 2011, FIRE has named and shamed 65 individual colleges and universities as America’s worst for free speech. Some — we’re looking at you Harvard, DePaul, and Syracuse — are regulars and have appeared four or five times. Others have slunk away in embarrassment after being listed. But all have one thing in common: They… Read more

  • ‘Yikes, nope, denied’: University of Scranton stands by as student government denies recognition to conservative group

    December 5, 2019

    University turns students’ rights into a popularity contest Administration stands behind its hypocritical, viewpoint-discriminatory decision SCRANTON, Pa., Dec. 5, 2019 — Administrators at the University of Scranton granted its student government unfettered authority to decide which students can form political groups on campus. Then the administration stood by when student government members abused that authority… Read more