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.


December 8, 2022
The proliferation of legislative efforts to impose educational gag orders must be understood urgently—and centrally—as a violation of student rights, Maureen E. Ruprecht Fadem writes.
December 8, 2022
Two professors at Cuyahoga Community College are suing administrators, claiming they faced backlash for criticizing a discriminatory college policy to a local media outlet.
December 1, 2022
Faculty members are being let go from Brigham Young University, and an opaque new office of the LDS church is apparently calling the shots. A common thread is LGBTQ issues.
November 28, 2022
Hollis Robbins shares her takeaways from that academic freedom conference at Stanford.
November 21, 2022
An Auburn professor spoke out about athletics officials advocating for an otherwise unpopular major in which football players were clustered and lost his chair. A jury says he deserves more than half a million dollars in damages.
November 14, 2022
Journal says it’s investigating a paper attacking a major study on abortion and women’s health, but does oversight come too late?
November 9, 2022
A university known for its commitment to academic freedom is pushing back, but not canceling, a course on whiteness that attracted criticism.
November 7, 2022
Controversial event on academic freedom at Stanford University goes forward amid controversy. Speakers include Amy Wax, Jordan Peterson, Scott Atlas, Joshua Katz and more.
November 2, 2022
Senator Ben Sasse was unanimously selected by trustees as the next president of the University of Florida, despite protests related to both the search and the candidate.
October 25, 2022
Stanford professors want the university to distance itself from a closed conference on academic freedom, saying it’s silencing debate and harboring racist thought.


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