Academic freedom

Academic freedom

Students holding a homemade protest sign, printed on a sheet, that says "Protect DEI! Increase Black enrollment! Defy DeSantis!"
Mar 31, 2023
Inside Higher Ed asked 40 public college presidents in Florida to weigh in on state higher education reforms. None were willing to speak, even when offered anonymity.


April 27, 2022
The AAUP compromised its political neutrality in taking sides in the contested debate over the definition of antisemitism, Cary Nelson and Steven Lubet write.
April 27, 2022
A researcher left Calvin University after officials questioned her same-sex marriage. Now the professor who officiated the ceremony has been denied reappointment for doing so.
April 19, 2022
Recognizing the boundaries of academic freedom is important to protecting it, Inara Scott writes.
April 18, 2022
AAUP report on Linfield University’s firing of a chaired professor sets stage for censure later this year.
April 14, 2022
The university has officially, and glibly, targeted a professor as "racist" in ways that evoke shameful moments in American history.
April 12, 2022
Princeton says it won’t remove a reference to a professor’s controversial comment about a Black student group from a university-sponsored webpage. Some say this is retaliation, but others say the pro–free speech professor is now advocating censorship.
April 11, 2022
Jury finds University of Kansas professor guilty in a China Initiative case, but the federal program’s many critics aren’t persuaded.
April 11, 2022
David Wippman and Glenn C. Altschuler write that the pandemic has helped fuel growing government intervention in higher ed.
April 6, 2022
Universities everywhere should fear what comes next in Nicaragua and elsewhere in the region, Tom Hare and Estela Rivero write.
April 5, 2022
Florida’s faculty union is urging students, faculty and staff members to ignore a state-mandated survey on the climate for college viewpoint diversity.


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