‘New York Post’ on ‘Campus Alert’ with FIRE
April 24, 2007
by Emily Guidry
Beginning today, FIRE will author a weekly feature for the New York Post discussing recent and ongoing FIRE cases and the climate for free speech at campuses all over the country. The column, called Campus Alert, is scheduled to run on Mondays in the future and will appear in the Opinion section of the print edition of the Post.
URI President Robert Carothers’ response was sensible: He told the Senate in no uncertain terms that its actions were wrong. But the student government on April 15 brazenly derecognized the CRs—a penalty that robs the group of all its rights as a student group including its share of student fees and access to other school resources.
URI’s student government seems to think itself above the law—able to take fees extracted from students by a state university, while ignoring the constitutional obligations that come with that power.