AAUP Urges Access for Controversial Speakers

April 24, 2009

The American Association of University Professors on Thursday reiterated its view that colleges must not bar controversial speakers from campus. Noting recent incidents in which colleges have rescinded invitations, the AAUP said that this was antithetical to academic freedom. "The opportunity to be confronted with diverse opinions is at the core of academic freedom, which is vital to a free society and a quality education," the AAUP said.

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