When I first started at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), I wanted to make sure that we wouldn’t just aggressively police violations of freedom of speech–we also would credit universities that protected the First Amendment despite calls for censorship, says Greg Lukianoff for the Huffington Post. Unfortunately, I soon learned that a school could be very good at defending the speech of one speaker while censoring a different student or faculty member the school disagreed with or simply disliked. Finding the best and most consistent schools hasn’t been easy. Nonetheless, it is crucial to give credit where credit is due, so FIRE has decided, for the first time ever, to name its top colleges for free speech…

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