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Department of Education releases FAQ on student privacy law and school safety

ADAM GOLDSTEIN, FOUNDATION FOR INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS IN EDUCATION The Department of Education took an important step towards helping schools understand how to follow student privacy...

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...

Court: University of Mississippi may have violated due process rights

SAMANTHA HARRIS, FOUNDATION FOR INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS IN EDUCATION While the Department of Education considers new regulations on how colleges and universities adjudicate claims of sexual misconduct on...

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,...

Responding to criticisms of the proposed Dept. of Education Title IX regulations

BY FIRE Introduction Since the Department of Education (ED) officially released its proposed Title IX regulations on November 16, there has been a flood of commentary analyzing the new...

Former Nevada ACLU Head: “Those Who Would Stifle Speech Should Beware”

SAMANTHA HARRIS, THEFIRE.ORG Students at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) are calling for the head of George Buch, a part-time math instructor at...

Oklahoma State Settles Lawsuit with Campus Pro-Life Group

SAMANTHA HARRIS, THE FIRE This past Friday, Oklahoma State University (OSU) settled a lawsuit with Cowboys for Life, a pro-life student organization that alleged the...

University of Wisconsin Regents Revises Speech Code

SAMANTHA HARRIS, THE FIRE There is very good news for free speech at Wisconsin’s public universities: The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents has...