Academic freedom

How a controversial speaker drew protests but was able to give his talk at Franklin & Marshall

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On the same day Charles Murray was shouted down at Middlebury, Franklin & Marshall hosted a speaker opposed by some Muslim students and others. They protested, but didn't disrupt. And he spoke.

Middlebury president vows 'accountability' for those who disrupted lecture and attacked professor

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College will investigate those who engaged in "acts of disruption and violence."

Middlebury engages in soul-searching after speech is shouted down and professor is attacked

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New details on shouting down of a speaker add to the soul-searching: professor was attacked after event; nonstudents were among those involved; president vows to promote value of free expression.

Middlebury students shout down lecture by Charles Murray

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Middlebury students chant and shout to prevent Charles Murray from speaking. He later is led to a private location, where a discussion with a professor is livestreamed. After the event some attack car carrying Murray and a professor.

International relations scholars meet against backdrop of Trump's presidency and travel ban

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International relations scholars meet in the shadow of Trump's presidency and his temporarily halted travel ban.

Orange Coast College suspends student who secretly videotaped professor's anti-Trump comments that later went viral

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Orange Coast College suspends student who secretly and in violation of college rules videotaped professor's anti-Trump comments, which later went viral.

Some Chinese students at UC San Diego condemn choice of Dalai Lama as commencement speaker

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Some at UC San Diego object to their university's choice of commencement speaker.

U of Chicago debates whether Corey Lewandowski should speak -- and whether reporters should be barred

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University faces criticism for appearance by Corey Lewandowski, former Trump campaign manager, and also for keeping journalists out of the room while he talks.

Juan Williams is out as commencement speaker at Ursinus

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Fox News contributor Juan Williams won't be speaking at Ursinus College's commencement after faculty members question his ethics.

Brown U's series on campus speech faces its first test, with a scholar using racial slurs during a talk

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Brown U's series on campus speech faces its first test, with a scholar using racial and religious slurs to make a point during a talk. Some students were offended, and one challenged him -- but not his right to speak.


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