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FIRE Provides Comment to White House Task Force

FIRE Provides Comment to White House Task Force

JOSEPH COHN, THEFIRE.ORG On Friday, February 28, 2014, FIRE submitted a written comment to the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault. The Task Force, established by President Obama on January 22, will be advising the President on how his administration can best address sexual assaults on campus and will draft a proposed [...]

In Virginia, Right to Counsel Bill Tabled

In Virginia, Right to Counsel Bill Tabled

JOSEPH COHN, THEFIRE.ORG This week, the Virginia General Assembly had an opportunity to pass legislation that would have significantly advanced the cause of university students’ due process rights. The bill, HB 1123, championed by Delegate Rick Morris and former Delegate Mike Watson, was tabled (i.e., set aside for this legislative session) by [...]

Yale University Asserts the Right to Read Student Emails

Yale University Asserts the Right to Read Student Emails

JOSEPH COHN, THEFIRE.ORG We all know that the NSA controversially claims the right to search private emails, but few would have guessed that Yale University also claims to have that power. As reported last month in the Yale Daily News, the university’s Information Technology Acceptable Use Policy grants the university the authority toaccess [...]

A Legislative Victory for Student Rights in Michigan

A Legislative Victory for Student Rights in Michigan

JOSEPH COHN, THEFIRE.ORG On December 28, 2012, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed into law the state's new Internet Privacy Protection Act (IPPA), prohibiting employers and educational institutions in the Great Lakes State from demanding that employees and students provide them with access to personal Internet and social media [...]

113th Congress May Leave Mark on Student Rights

113th Congress May Leave Mark on Student Rights

Joseph Cohn JOSEPH COHN, THEFIRE.ORG Yesterday, the 112th congressional session came to a close and the newly elected members of the 113th Congress were officially sworn into office. I wrote last week about student rights issues that were before the last Congress. But until the session officially came to a close, it was still possible [...]

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