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Davenport University promises free speech rights but bans “offensive language” and “hate speech” at protests — terms that could be applied to most protests. Read more


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Michigan may be known for its Great Lakes, but a new report from FIRE suggests the free speech promises of Michigan colleges don’t hold much water. Read more


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Ferris State’s Employee and Student Dignity policy was invoked to suspend professor Barry Mehler for using profanity in class lectures. Read more


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Vanderbilt University revised its Student Discrimination Policy to allow administrators to penalize conduct that doesn’t actually violate the policy. Read more


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89 Scrooge-like colleges are on FIRE's naughty list for speech policies so miserly they earn our “red light”’ rating. See who made the list this year. Read more


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In a disregard for free speech rights, Tufts University requires students receive advance permission before engaging in “political leafleting” on campus. Read more


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A new study by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education analyzes the written free expression policies at 481 of America’s top colleges and universities. Read more


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The Flat Hat, the student newspaper at The College of William & Mary, points out this week that for yet another year, the university can boast of its “green light” rating for free speech. As The Flat Hat observes, William & Mary is one of an elite few institutions nationwide that maintain policies respecting free... Read more Read more


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Last Friday, the editorial board of Georgetown University’s student newspaper, The Hoya, sounded the alarm over Georgetown’s restrictive speech codes. According to The Hoya, “[t]he Georgetown University Speech and Expression policy contains outdated and harmful sections regarding acceptable expression that deserve public notice, if not immediate revision.” The Hoya’s editorial hit all the right notes. It not only... Read more Read more


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This winter, FIRE is running a series of blog posts about what makes a “green light” policy. So far, we have examined how universities can craft policies on harassment, civility, and computer usage that achieve their aims while still respecting students’ right to freedom of speech. Today we are going to talk about policies that infringe on students’ right to... Read more Read more



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