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‘Adam Kissel’

Who You Gonna Call?

Who You Gonna Call?

Adam Kissel, TheFIRE FIRE, of course! Professor Maurice Eisenstein, who is suing Purdue University Calumet for violating his free speech rights after he criticized Muslims on Facebook, was interviewed by Frontpage in a piece published today. The interview provides a detailed account of his ordeal. Here is an excerpt about FIRE's influence [...]

KFC: Kentucky Foolish Censorship

KFC: Kentucky Foolish Censorship

ADAM KISSEL, THE FIRE "Forget about fraternity rush, spring break, and cramming for exams," FIRE Senior Vice President Robert Shibley writes this week in The Daily Caller. "The students and faculty of Northern Kentucky University (NKU) have brought a disturbing new tradition to campus: justifying the destruction of pro-life displays as 'freedom [...]

UCLA Professor’s Link to Boycott Website Sparks Controversy

UCLA Professor’s Link to Boycott Website Sparks Controversy

Adam Kissel, The FIRE University of California, Los Angeles, associate professor David Shorter's link to a website supporting a boycott of Israel has sparked controversy over academic freedom. The Daily Bruin has the basic facts: David Shorter, an associate professor of world arts and cultures, was the subject of a late March complaint from an [...]

Speech Chilled After Nebraska Student Displays Confederate Flag

Speech Chilled After Nebraska Student Displays Confederate Flag

Adam Kissel, The FIRE The Daily Nebraskan reported on Tuesday that the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) has launched a disciplinary investigation after learning that a student was seen in public carrying a Confederate flag. Of course, displaying a flag is protected expression on a public university campus, so it seems that there is nothing [...]

Free Speech Victory at East Carolina University

Free Speech Victory at East Carolina University

Adam Kissel, The FIRE In a victory for freedom of the press, East Carolina University (ECU) has agreed to pay former student newspaper advisor Paul Isom $31,200 after firing him because the newspaper printed photos of a streaker. FIRE and groups including the Student Press Law Center had helped Isom defend free speech on campus. As FIRE [...]

Vanderbilt Update: Board of Trust Urged to Reverse Discriminatory Policy

Vanderbilt Update: Board of Trust Urged to Reverse Discriminatory Policy

Adam Kissel, The FIRE Vanderbilt University's Board of Trust is meeting late this week in the context of a hailstorm of local and national criticism of Vanderbilt's new, discriminatory policy. The new policy, which prohibits belief-based student organizations from requiring that their leaders share the group's beliefs, has sent the organization [...]

11 More Vanderbilt Student Groups Revolt over New Discriminatory Policy

11 More Vanderbilt Student Groups Revolt over New Discriminatory Policy

Adam Kissel, TheFIRE After Vanderbilt University issued a new, discriminatory policy that prevents religious student groups from maintaining belief-based membership and leadership requirements, 11 Vanderbilt student organizations have refused to accept second-class status at the university because of their beliefs. Organized together as [...]