Tag: FIRE
All Hail Caesar! Here and Abroad

In the USA, it is “All hail to Caesar!” So it seems by the clampdown on students satirizing President Obama at Bucknell University. Readers may recall that during the election campaign the freedom-fighting (?) faculty of the University of Illinois got a reversal of a ruling that would require them to eschew political buttons...
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Champions of Freedom: NAS and FIRE Meet in Washington, D.C.

If there are two organizations responsible for keeping the torch of academic freedom alive, they are the National Association of Scholars and FIRE (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education). The leaders of FIRE will be among the speakers at the NAS conference in Washington, DC 9-11 January 2009. Click here for more information. The NAS membership includes...
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University loses harassment case: “arbitrary, capricious, and unreasonable”

From the University of Georgia: http://chronicle.com/news/index.php?id=5590&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en Colleges are increasingly being challenged in court when they act in an “arbitrary, capricious, and unreasonable” manner. For many years, The Chronicle of Higher Education has highlighted the different ways that falsely accused, purged, and mobbed professors can “sue the bastards”—and win. Why do university lawyers act as...
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“Diversity” versus Freedom: The Tragic Case of Southern Illinois University

In the early 1990s, I entered academia when the “diversity machine” was cranking up. Today, it is completely out of control: religious freedom, racial freedom, free speech and a free press are all at risk. The courts struck down the “speech codes” but they reemerged under the cover of “sexual harassment policy.” My own...
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