Academic freedom

Academic freedom

A cartoon shared by Tabia Lee, which shows a Black man saying, "I'm not oppressed" and a white man replying, "You're a disgrace to your people!"
Mar 10, 2023
The faculty director of a California community college’s Office of Equity, Social Justice and Multicultural Education says she questioned her college’s “orthodoxy” on such issues. She says her work was impeded and her contract isn’t being renewed.


March 24, 2022
Yale professors and students question why a Chinese professor has been suspended prior to any actual charges against him. The case appears to be connected to the newly defunct federal China Initiative.
March 23, 2022
South Dakota passes an anti–critical race theory law affecting colleges and universities, while Wisconsin and Florida consider anti-CRT and curricular “transparency” bills.
March 23, 2022
Students shouted down speakers at Yale and UC Hastings earlier this month, prompting questions about free speech, academic freedom and the employability of those who disrupted the events.
March 18, 2022
A Cornell event with a member of Congress prompted a walkout by Chinese students during a discussion about Uyghurs. A Uyghur student says it was an effort to intimidate her.
March 15, 2022
Federal judge green-lights much of a First Amendment case against the University of North Texas brought by an adjunct professor who said he lost a job for “joking” about microaggressions in a faculty lounge.
March 15, 2022
Georgetown Law’s response to multiple racially charged incidents has been alarming, Andrew Koppelman argues.
March 11, 2022
Kathleen Stock and Jason Kilbourn, among others, were silenced.
March 10, 2022
Criticism is not canceling, and the victim narrative is particularly pernicious in light of attacks on academics and teachers at home and abroad, Timothy Verstynen writes.
March 8, 2022
The American Association of University Professors and the American Federation of Teachers are teaming up to boost faculty say in legislative affairs and in academe’s future.
March 8, 2022
The state senator behind several bills designed to overhaul operations at the University of Hawai‘i has a long and contentious history with the institution and no shortage of opponents.


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