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The Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression sends letters to the Ashland University administration

Letters outlined concern over the release of former Collegian adviser, Ted Daniels
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The Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression sends letters to the Ashland University administration

On Sept. 8, the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression (FIRE) sent a letter to AU president Dr. Carlos Campo concerning Ted Daniels, former adjunct instructor and faculty adviser to The Collegian, on his release from the university. 

FIRE is the leading organization in the nation in defending fundamental rights on and off college campuses and is non-partisan.

FIRE received a response from Dr. Campo on Sept. 13 and was sent back privately to FIRE. 

On Sept. 18, FIRE sent a second letter back to Dr. Campo stating, “Ashland must publicly commit refrain from any adverse action against The Collegian’s new adviser or student journalists, and should also assure all faculty – including adjunct instructors – that they enjoy full academic freedom free from official retaliation.” 

Ashland University’s administration has yet to do that, but FIRE gave them until Sept. 21. by close of business

Below are the following three letters of the correspondence between FIRE and Dr. Campo.

FIRE Letter to Ashland University September 2023

FIRE Campo Response to FIRE letter

FIRE Second Letter to Ashland University September 2023

 FIRE released a press release and a take-action page on Sept. 18 for anyone interested in emailing Ashland University.

UPDATE

The administration has issued its final statement to FIRE in response to the second letter. It is attached below:

FIRE Campo Final Letter Response

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