Academic freedom

Academic freedom

Mar 23, 2023
An English professor wrote in a conservative media outlet, opposing his department’s new “anti-racist statement.” The next month, the statement was gone. His own statement of protest linked to a racist column.


March 1, 2023
Faculty and staff are forming unions even in states that lack collective bargaining rights for public sector workers. These recent actions are part of a long history.
February 28, 2023
A new survey and report conclude that faculty members generally oppose punishing free speech but fear ramifications for using that right themselves. Others question the methodology.
February 27, 2023
In waging war on higher education, Florida governor Ron DeSantis is following a playbook written by Ronald Reagan in California, Ethan W. Ris writes.
February 20, 2023
A public health professor says the University at Albany barred him from campus after a Monsanto lawyer filed an information request.
February 17, 2023
Carol Quillen considers questions and challenges brought to the fore by the controversy over images of the Prophet Muhammad shown in an art class.
February 15, 2023
The UNC Chapel Hill board is doing its job—and a good one at that—in proposing a new School of Civic Life and Leadership, Michael Poliakoff writes.
February 13, 2023
In the face of unprecedented political interference, Florida’s public universities have no right to be accredited, Brian Rosenberg writes.
February 13, 2023
In moving to undermine higher education’s institutional independence, Florida is following a playbook we’ve seen before—but with unparalleled intensity, Barrett J. Taylor writes.
February 13, 2023
An associate professor who has denounced his university’s approaches to a slew of progressive issues is alleging his own “viewpoint diversity” is being threatened.
February 8, 2023
UNC-Chapel Hill’s board chairman told Fox News a new school would provide equal opportunity for right- and left-of-center views. Faculty, caught off guard, have expressed concerns, while the provost says it’s not what it sounds like.


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