This Week in FIRE News
September 2, 2011
As college students across the nation settle into their back-to-school routines, we've been reminding them on The Torch how to ensure that their free speech rights stay intact this year. If you haven't yet, check out our new "Free Speech Toolbox" for students, professors, parents, concerned citizens, and members of the legal community to access the best resources for defending free speech rights on campus.
Here's a recap of the campus free speech news that made headlines this week.
On back-to-school warnings:
- Boston Herald: Civil rights wronged on campus
On the threat to campus due process:
- The Christian Science Monitor: Feds warn colleges: handle sexual assault reports properly
- The Huffington Post: Standing Up for Due Process on Campus = "Sticking Up for Penises Everywhere?"
- Reason: 'FIRE Is Sticking Up for Penises Everywhere'
- The Daily Caller: How federal regulations are making college ‘risk management' lawyers rich
- The Delaware County Daily Times: Editorial: OCR guilty of lowering conviction standards
- Real Clear Politics: On Sexual Harassment and Title IX
- Amy Alkon's Advice Goddess Blog: The New Rules Of College Sex: Male? Probably A Predator
- The Spearhead: Department of Ed Rewrites the Constitution, at the Expense of Men
- Accuracy in Academia: Civil Rights & Wrongs
- Accuracy in Academia: Student's Rights SaVEd
- Students for Liberty: More Likely Than Not: The Office of Civil Rights' Encroachment on Due Process
On the freedom to protest on campus:
- The News & Observer: Protesters want Peace to remain all women
On campus policies that violate freedom of expression:
- The GW Hatchet: GW earns ‘yellow light' for free speech