Russia: Ventilator Catches Fire in Coronavirus ICU, Killing Five

At least Russian five patients on ventilators in an intensive care unit (ICU) because of the Chinese coronavirus were killed during a fire at a hospital in St. Petersburg on Tuesday, as the country continues to struggle with its response to the global pandemic. 

A Russian Emergency Situation worker attends the scene of a fire at St. George Hospital in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, May 12, 2020. A fire at St. George Hospital has killed five coronavirus patients. Russian emergency officials said all five had been put on ventilators. The emergency officials told the …

Scottsdale Community College Apologizes to Prof Criticized for Quiz Questions About Islamic Terror

The chancellor at Scottsdale Community College has apologized for “the uneven manner” in which it handled a professor that drew criticism on social media over test questions about Islamic terrorism. The community college initially criticized the professor and even suggested he be required to meet with an Islamic religious leader to review the contents of his course.


Iowa Community College Gives Antifa Professor $25,000 over Firing

Jeff Klinzman will receive a $25,000 settlement from Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, over the college’s decision to terminate him last fall. Klinzman was terminated from his professorship after he revealed that he was a member of the far-left militant group Antifa, threatened to attack President Trump with a baseball bat, and fantasized about murdering Christians.

People hold flags of anarchist party reading "Antifacist" as they demonstrate during a May Day rally on May 1, 2014 in Marseille, southern France. AFP PHOTO / BERTRAND LANGLOIS (Photo credit should read BERTRAND LANGLOIS/AFP/Getty Images)

FIRE: 77% of Universities Use Facebook’s Secret Social Media Blacklists to Censor the Public

A whopping 77 percent of top colleges and universities funded by taxpayer dollars use a secret social media blacklist to censor the public, which the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) says is in violation of the First Amendment. The censored terms differ between universities but aren’t limited to controversial terms. For example, one New York community college censors words related to winter weather, like “snow” and “blizzard.”

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 10: Facebook co-founder, Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives to testify before a combined Senate Judiciary and Commerce committee hearing in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill April 10, 2018 in Washington, DC. Zuckerberg, 33, was called to testify after it was reported that …

Mysterious Fire Destroys Venezuela’s Voting Machines

Thousands of voting machines mysteriously went up in flames near Caracas, Venezuela this week, shortly before Nicolás Maduro’s socialist regime planned a fraudulent election to regain control of the National Assembly, the country’s last democratically elected institution.

View of the facade of the CNE headquarters in Caracas, on March 8, 2020. - A fire -that has not yet been completely extinguished- broke out in a warehouse of the National Electoral Council (CNE) in Caracas where the equipment used in the elections is stored. (Photo by Federico PARRA …

U. of Albany Officials Condemn Coronavirus Party

Officials at the University of Albany (SUNY-Albany) tried to shut down an off-campus coronavirus-themed party after student activists argued that it was “racist.” Now, First Amendment advocacy groups are speaking out about the university’s responsibility to uphold free speech.

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FIRE: The 10 Worst Colleges for Free Speech in 2020

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education released its list of the “worst colleges” for free speech. The annual list ranks the colleges that are the most willing to restrict the speech rights of its students and faculty.

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University of New Mexico Professor Suspended by Kangaroo Court

A conservative professor at the University of New Mexico is facing a one-year unpaid suspension after he attempted to end an exchange of flirty emails with a graduate student. A VP for the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) calls the investigation “one of the most egregious cases of university malfeasance” she has seen in her career.