The first amendment of The Constitution of the United States declares “that Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech”, but this right does not extend to Harvard University which is a private institution.

According to the Center for World University Rankings, “Harvard is the best university in the world”. A university is of no value if it does not have freedom of speech and thought.

One could then conclude that the “best university in the world” would therefore have the highest ranking in the “2021 Free Speech Ranking” published by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE).

Actually, from a list of 159 colleges, Harvard’s ranking here is #130. Surely this must be faulty data or is it a situation where “the Emperor has no clothes”? Perhaps together we can discover the truth (VERITAS).

The points of power in a university are the students, the administration, the professors and the alumni. Only the alumni have the power to effect change. For this reason, we have joined the Alumni for Free Speech Alliance.

Our purpose is to make the case for free speech and academic freedom on campus and to provide support for students, professors, administrators and alumni who speak up for free speech and thought.

 

Members names are held in strict confidence.