The open letter, sent by anti-censorship group PEN America to Babson College yesterday, calls Phansey’s firing “deeply disturbing” and calls on the school to immediately reverse the professor’s wrongful termination.
FIREBabson’s administration exploited the credibility of law enforcement in order to justify the swift termination of a faculty member over political speech.
Both chambers of the Virginia General Assembly have bills pending that FIRE supports because they would better protect student journalists from censorship.
FIREBoth chambers of the Virginia General Assembly have bills pending that FIRE supports because they would better protect student journalists from university censorship.
"I may not get there with you," an eerily prescient Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said in his last speech, the night before he was murdered in Memphis. He spoke...
FIRE"But somewhere I read of the freedom of assembly.
Somewhere I read of the freedom of speech.
Somewhere I read of the freedom of the press.
Somewhere I read that the greatness of America is the right to protest for right."
— Martin Luther King Jr.
FIREThe *FIRE Faculty Network* is a diverse coalition of faculty interested in defending and sustaining academic freedom and faculty rights, #freespeech, and civil liberties on campus.
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The Department of Education yesterday released a proposal for a new rule that would, among other things, tie grant funding to First Amendment compliance.
FIREWe welcome efforts from @usedgov to ensure that our nation’s colleges and universities take seriously both the First Amendment and their own institutional promises of #FreeSpeech, academic freedom, and freedom of association.
Samantha Harris responds to higher education risk-management specialist Brett Sokolow.
FIRE"Sexual assault is one of society’s most heinous offenses, and a finding of responsibility — even outside of a court of law — carries severe and lasting consequences, such that labeling the process 'educational' is totally inappropriate." – @samk_harris
FIRE@babson Earlier today — before the professor was fired — we sent a letter to Babson President @SpinelliS, pointing out the obvious and demanding the school end the suspension and drop the investigation.
You can read our letter here
Two Babson College students have been found not responsible for student conduct charges relating to their post-Election Day drive through the campus of Wellesley College, FIRE has confirmed. During that drive, Babson students Edward Tomasso and...
FIRE@babson In 2016, we defended conservative Babson students who faced punishment for celebrating President Trump's election.
In that case, Babson ultimately protected freedom of expression.
But not this time.
At Babson College, the climate of freedom of expression feels like 2003 all over again. Today, the college announced its completion of a “thorough investigation” — which started yesterday — into an adjunct professor’s Facebook post. As a result of...
FIREToday, @babson announced its completion of a “thorough investigation” — which started yesterday — into an adjunct professor’s satirical Facebook post.
It terminated the professor.
In doing so, it abandons its many stated commitments to free expression.
FIREDoes hanging up one suggestive poster constitute harassment?
Most likely not, but it might at @moreheadstate, where a policy broadly bans “sexually suggestive objects or pictures, cartoons or posters.”
FIRE is proud to announce that Samantha Harris and KC Johnson have published new legal scholarship in the NYU Journal of Legislation and Public Policy.
FIREIn state and federal courts nationwide, campus disciplinary procedures are being tested by a wave of lawsuits filed by students.
@samk_harris and @kcjohnson9 survey the impact of this litigation in a new law review article for @NYUJLPP
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We’re not supposed to be here anymore. At least that was the thought when we were founded 20 years ago.
FIRE"As our caseload and scope grows, so too does our dedication to defending the individual liberties that I know we all believe in ... "
FIRE Executive Director Robert Shibley breaks down this year's accomplishments
FIREHappy New Year!
Thank you for making 2019 — our 20th anniversary — so special.
We accomplished a lot, but there is still work to be done.
We'll continue the fight into the new year and, hopefully, sometime soon, win and put ourselves out of business.