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13 Aug 2015, 6:20 am
That’s the title of a new article in The Atlantic about universities, “trigger warnings,” “microaggressions,” and more, by Greg Lukianoff (president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education) and Jonathan Haidt (a social psychologist and professor at NYU). [read post]
12 Aug 2015, 9:05 pm by Walter Olson
Why campus trigger culture and offense bans aren’t just anti-intellectual and a foretaste of wider speech regulation, but fail at specific therapeutic goal of reducing psychological upset [Greg Lukianoff/Jonathan Haidt, The Atlantic cover story] Newtown shooting advanced existing trend toward a regular police presence in schools; consequences may include escalation of low-level discipline [ACLU of Pennsylvania report “Beyond Zero Tolerance,” pp. 28-34] … [read post]
13 Jul 2015, 7:45 am
For example, Greg Lukianoff’s chapter covers the growing prevalence of speech codes and intellectual intolerance on campus, and Nicholas Eberstadt’s chapter presents extensive alarming data on growing dependency on a variety of welfare programs (not a trend in public opinion in itself, but one that has significant cultural effects, many of them troubling). [read post]
7 Jul 2015, 4:48 am by SHG
  As FIRE’s Greg Lukianoff’s broadside is entitled, it’s “Freedom From Speech. [read post]
18 Apr 2015, 10:41 am by Walter Olson
Greg Lukianoff and Patheos’s “Terry Firma” weigh in on the “Doonesbury” cartoonist’s sad contribution to the Charlie Hebdo discussion. [read post]
9 Apr 2015, 12:27 pm by Matthew R. Arnold, Esq.
Greg Lukianoff, president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, hailed the Adams decision as a bulwark against recent efforts by colleges and universities in the United States to censor and limit the speech of students and faculty alike. [read post]
7 Apr 2015, 9:05 pm by Walter Olson
[Volokh] Someone with much to answer for: UVa president Teresa Sullivan [Glenn Reynolds] Much-discussed Judith Shulevitz piece on campus climate [New York Times] John McWhorter challenges the White Privilege 101 curriculum [The Daily Beast] Ithaca College gets in the swing of the federal guidance with its own anonymous microaggression snitchline [Greg Lukianoff] Lawyer for University of Rochester “Demands Yik Yak Take Down Posts, Turn Over User Info” [Tim Cushing,… [read post]
17 Feb 2015, 9:14 pm by Walter Olson
No such luck (50:00) — Walter Olson (@walterolson) February 15, 2015 But it’s complicated: For all their speech-code reputation, says @glukianoff, US college papers were the readiest to print MoToons (51:00) — Walter Olson (@walterolson) February 15, 2015 Which drew in Greg Lukianoff himself with a comment: @walterolson That was a pleasant surprise to me, but not all of the campus responses were good:… [read post]
14 Feb 2015, 5:49 am by SHG
Greg Lukianoff’s group, FIRE, has fought for the free speech rights of students against those who would silence them, whether because the speech is too controversial, hurtful, uncomfortable or disagreeable. [read post]
20 Nov 2014, 2:30 pm by Kent Scheidegger
Greg Lukianoff, President, Foundation for Individual Rights in EducationModerator: Hon. [read post]
29 Sep 2014, 9:05 pm by Walter Olson
Driehaus, and Trevor Burrus on protest buffer zones; Eric Holder “the worst Attorney General on press freedom issues in a generation, possibly since Richard Nixon’s John Mitchell” [Trevor Timm] “7 Things Cracked Got Wrong About Free Speech” [Greg Lukianoff of FIRE, who has a new short book out entitled "Freedom From Speech"] As ACLU recognizes, Arizona law purportedly banning revenge porn would do more than that [Masnick, Popehat,… [read post]
22 Sep 2014, 12:48 pm by Patrick Maines
It’s because of his concern with this cultural void that Greg Lukianoff, head of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), has written a new book titled Freedom from Speech. [read post]
16 Sep 2014, 5:24 am by SHG
As president of FIRE, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Greg Lukianoff is no stranger to the trends on campus as evidenced by UC Berkeley’s Chancellor Nicholas Dirks’ invitation to be “civil. [read post]
15 Sep 2014, 7:01 am
I just read the book — labeled a “Broadside,” since it’s only about about 9,000 words long — and liked it very much. [read post]
9 Sep 2014, 9:03 am
(See, for instance, the items by Ken White (Popehat) and Greg Lukianoff (FIRE).) [read post]
7 Aug 2014, 12:10 pm
Greg Lukianoff, head of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, has posted the transcript of his response to Commissioner Michael Yaki’s questions (which seem to suggest that college students should have fewer free speech rights because their brains aren’t well-developed enough) at the U.S. [read post]
5 Aug 2014, 4:03 am by SHG
At the WaPo Conspiracy, Eugene Volokh recounts the questioning of FIRE’s Greg Lukianoff by United States Civil Rights Commissioner Michael Yaki at a briefing on sexual harassment law in education. [read post]
6 Jul 2014, 12:30 am by Emily Prifogle
"In HistoryToday, two books on the politics of the Atlantic slave trade are reviewed: William Pettigrew's Freedom's Debt: The Royal African Company and the Politics of the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1672-1752 (University of North Carolina Press) and Brycchan Carey's From Peace to Freedom: Quaker Rhetoric and the Birth of American Slavery, 1657-1761 (Yale University Press).Greg Lukianoff's Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American… [read post]
22 May 2014, 11:54 am
For more on the cases striking down such university speech restrictions, see this post by Greg Lukianoff of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. [read post]