This Week in FIRE News
September 16, 2011
Happy Constitution Day!
As summer winds down and students get settled into their routines, we are reminding everyone on college campuses of the potential threats to free speech they face, and to be prepared to stand up for their rights. As a reminder, here is a recap of campus free speech issues in the news this week:
On Northern Arizona University's Attempt to Censor a 9/11 Commemoration:
- The Daily Caller: Commemorate 9/11 on campus? Not without a permit!
- The Daily Caller: 9/11 and campus censorship ten years later
On a proposed electronic communications policy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (read about FIRE's victory here):
- The News-Gazette: Proposed UI email policy put on hold
- The Daily Illini: Senate rescinds support of communication policy
- WCIA 3 news (with video): Education Group Says U of I Policy is Censorship
- Inside Higher Ed: Who Sets E-Mail Rules?
- The Daily Illini: Proposed email policy under fire
- The Daily Illini: University should drop broad proposal
On Harvard's "Civility" Pledge:
- Minding the Campus: Harvard Pressures Freshmen to Sign a Moral Pledge
- Bloomberg View: Harvard Pledge Values ‘Kindness' Over Learning: Virginia Postrel
On Indiana University - Bloomington Students Advocating for Speech Code Reform:
- Indiana Daily Student: Committee fights to change free speech policies for students