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Promoting Academic Freedom, from UChicago to… Hamline?

Free expression debates continue at universities. And when traditional institutions don’t back speech, others, such as Heterodox Academy and Jordan Peterson's new venture, step in.

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Campus Free Speech Survey Rife With Contradictions

The public doesn’t want administrators interfering with campus speech. But they also think professors should be prevented from saying offensive things or inviting controversial speakers.

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A Speech About Free Speech Is Shouted Down

Robert George, an advocate for allowing diverse views on campuses, was interrupted by students protesting his stances on LGBTQ+ individuals.

The Collegian, the student newspaper of Ashland University, has a purple banner across the top and features the headline "Campo departs at end of year."

A Clash Over Student Journalism

Ted Daniels, the former adviser for The Collegian at Ashland University, believes his contract was not renewed because he taught students investigative journalism. Administrators deny his claims.

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New Academic Freedom Principles Open Door to Outside Intervention

The Princeton Principles—endorsed by a program and some professors at the university, but not Princeton itself—say off-campus actors “should become involved” in some instances.

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Now on the Orientation Schedule: Free Speech and ChatGPT

Once designed simply to familiarize students with campus and each other, orientation has become a forum for imparting information about some of the most pressing issues in higher ed.

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No, There’s No Free Speech Crisis

The “speech crisis” narrative is incorrect, even as it risks becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy—and even as lawmakers use it to hammer higher ed, Elizabeth Niehaus writes.

Blue flags with the word "Law" printed on them are attached to lightposts on Yale Law School's campus.

Free Speech Requirements Proposed for Law Schools

The proposal by the accrediting arm of the American Bar Association comes in the wake of multiple incidents of law school students shouting down speakers.