Nine Days Left to Set UW Straight
January 27, 2006
by Charles Mitchell
in yesterday’s edition of The Spectator
, the student newspaper at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire, provided some useful information about FIRE’s battles against UWEC’s and UW-Madison’s nationally infamous “Bible study bans.” As you may recall from FIRE’s January 16 press release
The University of Wisconsin (UW) has missed yet another opportunity to demonstrate that it respects its resident assistants’ (RAs’) basic rights. A UW System committee recommended
late last week that two UW campuses be allowed to maintain policies banning RAs from leading Bible studies on their own time and in their own dormitories. UW has faced months of intense public scrutiny since the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) brought the unconstitutional ban to light.
Reilly will supposedly announce the new policy at the March meeting of the UW Board of Regents.
Also, FIRE’s Greg Lukianoff is speaking at UWEC
on Wednesday. Greg’s topic will be “Liberty in Danger: The All-Too-Frequent Quashing of Student Rights at UWEC and Nationwide.” The event is a fundraiser for a progressive student magazine FIRE defended
, and it will undoubtedly be great. If you’re in the area, don’t miss it!