Author: Azhar Majeed

Azhar Majeed is Director of FIRE’s Individual Rights Education Program.

What Universities Can Do for Free Speech in 2015

The new year offers an opportunity for campuses  across the country to improve their free-speech record. In 2014, the University of Iowa censored a professor’s art display because it caused controversy and offense by commenting on racism, then justified its decision with a self-congratulatory message to the campus community that will surely chill even more […]

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Are Our Universities Becoming More Open?

The University of Florida (UF) recently eliminated its last remaining speech code, removing all restrictions on constitutionally protected expression from its student policies. This does more than earn UF the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education’s (FIRE) highest, “green light” rating for free speech; it allows students at the university to comfortably express themselves and […]

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