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A Big Victory in Georgia Points the Way to Ending Abuses of Freedom of Speech on Campus

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 07.23.2015 | College
Greg Lukianoff

Today marks the official end of an eight-year legal odyssey for one student who was kicked out of his college for clearly protected speech back in 200...

Why the American Flag Is the Least of My Worries

Jared Loggins | Posted 06.25.2015 | College
Jared Loggins

If the American flag should be a metaphor and a symbol of anything, it should be of radical possibility -- where the black and brown citizens at the margins are central to America's care and concern, where calls for patriotic response is not the mask of those who refuse to admit the nation's terrible truths.

Classes Canceled After Uproar Over Demonstrators Walking On An American Flag

AP | Posted 04.24.2015 | College

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) -- Uproar over a protest in which demonstrators walked on an American flag has prompted a south Georgia university to cancel classe...

Did College Football Games Predict Tuesday's Electoral Outcomes?

Glen Browder | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics
Glen Browder

I would have to give the football/election thesis a passing grade, based on these few cases, regardless of whether you use my statewide speculations or the more precise county analysis of my bold political science friends.

College Football and Tuesday's Elections

Glen Browder | Posted 12.30.2014 | Politics
Glen Browder

Three of my political science colleagues conducted research showing that winning/losing that Saturday game could boost or cost the incumbent party and its gubernatorial candidate an average of 10 percent in the Tuesday election.

Breaking: Federal Jury Finds College President Personally Liable in 'Facebook Collage' Case

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 04.03.2013 | College
Greg Lukianoff

Student Hayden Barnes was expelled from VSU in 2007 after posting a collage on Facebook mocking the university president's plans for a parking garage.

UPDATE: Parents Of Murdered Student Had To Find Out On Facebook

Posted 11.27.2012 | College

UPDATE: Jasmine Benjamin's parents told CBS Atlanta that they first heard about their daughter's death through a Facebook post. Judith Jackson and Jas...

Censored: Top 10 Pics Too Hot for Campus

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 01.12.2013 | College
Greg Lukianoff

In my new book, Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate, I wanted to include a section with all of the pictures that have...

Censorship on Campus Is Everyone's Problem (VIDEO)

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 12.16.2012 | Books
Greg Lukianoff


Formidable Coalition Joins Fight for Student Rights

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 12.05.2011 | College
Greg Lukianoff

Hayden Barnes, a former student at Georgia's Valdosta State University (VSU) was kicked out of his college for protesting. This case is easily among the worst I've ever seen.

Professor Arrested For Battery After Closing Student's Laptop Screen

Posted 06.04.2011 | College

Valdosta State University assistant professor Frank Rybicki was arrested for assault after he shut a student's laptop screen during class, according t...

A Crucial Courtroom Victory for College Students' Rights

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Greg Lukianoff

A ruling issued earlier this month by a federal district court in Georgia may be one of the most significant victories for students' rights in recent years.

Professors Give Credit For 'Life Experience'

The Chronicle of Higher Education | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

At first, James A. Nienow was skeptical of the idea. Why should instructors give students academic credit for something they had done outside a classr...

The Campus Culture Wars in Two Videos

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Lukianoff

In fighting free speech battles on campus, I have been caught up on the front lines of our country's bizarre and cantankerous culture wars.