In Case You Missed It...
January 4, 2008
by Emily Guidry
Here’s a look back at some of our end-of-the-year media coverage, in case you missed some of these stories during your holidays:
- Reason and The Chronicle of Higher Education both covered the release of FIRE’s Spotlight on Speech Codes 2007: The State of Free Speech on Our Nation’s Campuses. For the full text of the report, please look here.
- The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported on our case at St. Louis Community College, where a student was placed on disciplinary probation and found guilty of hazing and several other offenses simply for e-mailing other students about his plans to withdraw from a course there.
- The Boston Herald published an extensive article on policies at Northeastern and Tufts Universities, both of which have earned red light ratings on our Spotlight.
- FIRE also was mentioned regarding a free speech zone controversy at Winston-Salem State University. The school’s new free speech zone policy, on its face, limits unscheduled speech and assembly to a single outdoor “breezeway” on campus and requires three days’ notice for students who choose to schedule their speech or assembly.
For a complete listing of FIRE’s media coverage in 2007, please visit our In the News page.