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Thefire.org. Find Your School. Juan Williams Blasts Censorship, Argues Students and Citizens Need Open Avenues to Exchange Ideas (VIDEO). FIRE Reminds U. of Alabama Again About Opening Up Campus to Free Speech. Does Tenure Really Encourage Free Speech? Megan McArdle Tackles Issues in Higher Ed. 20th Anniversary Edition of 'Kindly Inquisitors' Now Available in Electronic Format

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    heartland.org Adam Kissel | Heartland Institute

    Adam Kissel is a vice president at The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education ( thefire.org ), a nonpartisan rights organization in Philadelphia. November 01, 2014, 10:57 AM on iTunes One South Wacker Drive #2740 Chicago, Illinois 60606 Some States’ Tax Policies Are Frightful, Others Are T... Read article

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    reason.com In Virginia, Education Isn’t Always Liberal - Reason.com

    (You can find all the speech codes at www.thefire.org .) Some might think policies like these cannot be taken seriously; surely they must be honored more in the breach than in the observance. In some cases that might be true. Yet FIRE’s case histories — and they are voluminous — make it abundantl... Read article

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    org2.salsalabs.com Foundation for Individual Rights in Education

    Thefire.org Write to University of Alabama President Judy Bonner and ask UA to ensure equal free speech rights for all students! Read article

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    org2.democracyinaction.org Foundation for Individual Rights in Education

    Thefire.org This action is no longer active. To view the current list of our active campaigns click here Read article

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    huffingtonpost.com Greg Lukianoff: The 12 Worst Colleges For Free Speech In 2012

    Girls were threatened with failing grades for participating in an off-campus production of The Vagina Monologues. Their no free speech policy even extends off campus. VaeltajaL: Louisiana Tech University. Girls were threatened with failing grades for http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/VaeltajaL... Read article

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    eagleforum.org Thought Control Replaces Academic Freedom -- April 2003 Phyllis Schlafly Report

    ( www.thefire.org ) Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a simple, straightforward federal law requiring that schools and colleges receiving federal funds not discriminate "on the basis of sex." The law says nothing about equal numbers of men and women, sex-integration, "proportionalit... Read article

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    blog.votetidwell.com Blog Well. Blog Tidwell.: Campus Activism Opportunity- Constitution Day!

    (A very small number of private institutions do not offer freedom of speech and assembly, however, as is their right.) Please consult FIRE’s speech code database at http://thefire.org/spotlight to help determine whether your school is bound to respect freedom of speech and assembly by either the ... Read article

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    blog.speakupmovement.org FIRE |

    But our friends at FIRE recently unveiled a new way of illustrating the problems with speech codes—a video replete with whiteboard illustrations. Lasting just over five minutes, Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate outlines the prevalence of speech codes (over 65% of universities have... Read article

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    guidestar.org GuideStar Exchange Reports for FOUNDATION FOR INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS IN EDUCATION INC

    Mission Statement The mission of FIRE is to defend and sustain individual rights at America's colleges and universities. These rights include freedom of speech, legal equality, due process, religious liberty, and sanctity of conscience - the essential qualities of individual liberty and dignity. ... Read article

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    spiked-online.com Students are supposed to read books, not burn them | Down with campus censorship! | Free speech | New York notes | USA | spiked

    (He tells me of one tutor whose classroom code involved not saying anything offensive about anyone, which ‘pretty much brought to an end any kind of serious academic debate’.) Must-reads from the past week And in taking on this outbreak of speech-policing on campus – in going around America defen... Read article

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    itre.cis.upenn.edu Language Log: Lemony Snicket barred from speaking

    Handler's letter adds that the school has responded by announcing stringent policies regarding the content of students' artwork (writing, visual art, film, video game design, etc.), what can be taught in the classroom, and who is allowed to speak on campus. This was brought home to me when an ins... Read article

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    foxnews.com JOHN STOSSEL: Get Your Affirmative Action Cupcakes Here! | Fox News

    “Using this absurd logic, Bucknell would have to require its College Democrats to say nothing political on campus unless they give equal time to Republican candidates at their events, or its Catholic Campus Ministry to remain silent about abortion unless it holds a debate and invites pro-choice a... Read article

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    washingtonpost.com Clear campus rules needed on ‘harassment’ - The Washington Post

    This week, FIRE and a broad coalition of organizations (the Tully Center for Free Speech at Syracuse University, National Coalition Against Censorship, the Heartland Institute, National Association of Scholars, Alliance Defense Fund Center for Academic Freedom, Feminists for Free Expression, Wood... Read article

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    independent.com Speech Is Free, Sometimes

    Why defend Ms Millar Young? Why not just fire her or at the very least discipline her? Is her behavior, one that students should emulate? For me, this is the proper test of what constitutes a good teacher and faculty member. April 29, 2014 at 8:02 p.m. ( Suggest removal ) The problem DonJose is t... Read article

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    mindingthecampus.com Greek Suppression at Dixie State | Minding The Campus

    The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), where I work, stepped in to explain to Dixie State that its refusal to recognize Phi Beta Pi because of the letters in its name violates not just the First Amendment but also Dixie State’s own promises of “free and open discussion, inquiry... Read article

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