Harvard was ranked last for free speech. Here’s what the students are saying

Sep 11, 2023 | Political News

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard University landed dead last on a survey ranking free speech on college campuses, but most students Fox News spoke with said they felt the school was a safe space for self-expression.

“I think that free speech is pretty much encouraged,” Verda said.

“I really don’t think it’s as bad as people say,” Benny said. “I’ve had conversations with many people who do think it’s that bad but me personally, I think I have a lot of different takes, you know progressive or conservative, in either direction, and I don’t feel uncomfortable saying anything I believe.”

The Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression (FIRE) ranked Harvard last in its fourth annual College Free Speech Rankings, which surveyed over 55,000 students from 248 colleges. The Ivy League was the only school to receive an “abysmal” rating of 0 out of 100.