Joseph Cohn of The FIRE seems to think so and he writes about it at Real Clear Policy. Let’s hope he’s right.

A New Year for Student Rights

We would like to think of American universities as the first place where young adults come into their full freedom — rationally run institutions where students challenge themselves intellectually and broaden their horizons. Unfortunately, too many campuses fail to measure up to these ideals.

Over the past year, my organization — the nonpartisan, nonprofit Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) — has worked hard to defend student rights like free speech, due process, and religious liberty on campuses across the country. The threats to student rights came from all directions: overzealous campus administrators, students seeking to silence peers’ unpopular viewpoints, and even the federal government.

For example, security personnel and administrators at Modesto Junior College, a public school, stopped student Robert Van Tuinen from distributing copies of the U.S. Constitution on Constitution Day because he had not obtained permission to use the college’s tiny “free-speech zone.” With help from FIRE, Van Tuinen sued. Now, the “free-speech zone” policy is on hold and the case appears headed to settlement — but far too many campuses are still unconstitutionally restricting expressive activities to tiny zones on campus.

Students weren’t the only ones censored on campus last year. University of Kansas professor David Guth was placed on administrative leave for tweeting from his personal account, in the wake of the Navy Yard shooting, “The blood is on the hands of the #NRA. Next time, let it be YOUR sons and daughters. Shame on you. May God damn you.” In December, things took a turn for the worse when the Kansas Board of Regents empowered the state’s public colleges to fire professors for social-media posts that “impair[] discipline by superiors or harmony among co-workers” or are “contrary to the best interest of the university.”