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Speech Code of the Month: Mansfield University of Pennsylvania

Laura Beltz, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) Chances are you’ve posted or sent something online that someone, somewhere, could consider “annoying.” Although a...

July 2019 Speech Code of the Month: California State University Channel Islands

Laura Beltz, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education What’s the most common type of speech code in FIRE’s Spotlight database? The answer might surprise you. It’s...

UC Davis warns students about speech restrictions in China

SARAH MCLAUGHLIN, FOUNDATION FOR INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS IN EDUCATION Earlier this month, FIRE launched its “Commitment to Campus Free Expression at Home and Abroad,” a statement...

Principal “Grinch” Who Censored Christmas Resigns

LIBERTY COUNSEL The principal at Manchester Elementary School in Nebraska who was on administrative leave for censoring Christmas has resigned. Last night, the Elkhorn Public...

Chicago State University professor Wins First Amendment lawsuit

LIBERTY ALERTS, THE FIRE.ORG University repeatedly tried to shut down faculty blog critical of former administration Settlement is the 13th for FIRE’s litigation project,...

Race and IQ: A High School Science Fair Project Ignites a Storm

BY SELWYN DUKE We don’t know the student’s name, but we do know that he hit a nerve — in fact, he hit a whole...

Time to Take Off the Gloves with Campus Protestors

BY BOB BARR Listening to liberal college administrators waxing poetic from their ivory towers, one might conclude the greatest threat to higher education is not...

Trigger-warning Tyrants

BY SELWYN DUKE People like thinking the best of themselves, which is partially why we have “trigger warnings,” “microaggressions” and claims of “taking offense” —...

It’s So Easy to Offend Students’ Feelings

BY PHYLISS SCHLAFLY It’s no longer just conservatism that’s a problem on college campuses: now we’ve got students objecting to things that just remind them...

Research As Hate Speech

BY PHYLISS SCHLAFLY Another conservative event has kicked off a college campus ruckus. The Anscombe Society at the Stanford University medical school is a student...

What’s Happening on College Campuses?

BY PHYLISS SCHLAFLY Who would have thought, only a few years ago, that our basic First Amendment right of free speech would be under attack...

Entitlement Promise in SOTU Speech

EDUCATION REPORTER, EAGLE FORUM In his annual State of the Union address, President Barack Obama announced a new federal program called “America’s College Promise.” It...

Here’s One Way to Reach Scientific Consensus

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ Earlier this week, I posted about Dr. James Enstrom’s successful settlement of his lawsuit against UCLA. Long a dissenter against environmentalist scare-mongering,...

A Resounding Victory for Academic Freedom

FIRST AMENDMENT, ACLJ.ORG After two and a half years of litigation, Dr. James E. Enstrom, a former Researcher at the UCLA School of Public Health,...

Keep the Feds Out of Education

BY PHYLISS SCHLAFLY One of the biggest reasons why parents want to get rid of Common Core in the schools is that they recognize it...

Cal State Discriminates Against Discrimination

BY PHYLISS SCHLAFLY At the beginning of this school year, the California State University system announced that InterVarsity Christian Fellowship no longer has official status...

Academic Boycotters of Israel Can’t Hide Unlawful Discrimination

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ Yesterday, the University of California’s student-worker union (UAW Local 2865)voted on whether to join the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel....

Author of Liberty or Not?

LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL Is God the author of liberty, or not? A valid, and need I say, vital question. But in this age of secularism,...

Student’s First Amendment Suit Against U. of New Mexico Will Proceed

SUSAN KRUTH, THEFIRE.ORG If there is a safe place to share controversial opinions without punishment, it should be a class at a public institution of...

Religious Censorship Deserves No Respect

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ The brazen intellectual bankruptcy of campus censorship never fails to impress. Yesterday, the Chronicle of Higher Education was the latest prestige publication to cover the...

Officials Speak Against Common Core

BY PHYLISS SCHLAFLY It’s not merely parents who are raising a ruckus against the new Common Core standards that the Obama Administration is trying to...

My Child Is Not Common

BY PHYLISS SCHLAFLY The New York Times published an interesting color picture of moms, both white and African-American, who were demonstrating against the plan to...

Unaccountable Higher Education

BY PHYLISS SCHLAFLY America’s colleges and universities are usually able to evade scrutiny or criticism of their mistakes and bad practices. The benefits of a...

Victory for a College Professor

BY PHYLISS SCHLAFLY One college professor who has been outspoken for conservative principles is Mike Adams at the University of North Carolina. His life has...

It's the Commencement Address Disinvitation Season

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON Condoleeza Rice. Christine Lagarde. Ayaan Hirsi Ali. These are just a few of the prominent individuals invited to deliver the commencement...

It’s the Commencement Address Disinvitation Season

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON Condoleeza Rice. Christine Lagarde. Ayaan Hirsi Ali. These are just a few of the prominent individuals invited to deliver the commencement...

Christian Students Win Equal Access

LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL Leesburg, FL - Last night the Lake County, Florida, School Board voted unanimously to enter into a Consent Decree granting the...

Another Challenge to “Under God” in the Pledge Rejected

CECE HEIL, ACLJ In the latest chapter of a seemingly never ending battle over the words “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance, the Massachusetts...

Manufacturing Scientific Consensus—In Four Easy Steps!

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ Among the many virtues of aggressive litigation — in addition, of course, to the fundamental goal of obtaining justice for your clients...

Justice Restored after Little Girl’s Bible Banned from School

CECE HEIL, ACLJ We recently assisted a mother and her daughter in Tucson, Arizona, who requested our assistance when the daughter was told that she...