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Can Civility and Academic Freedom Coexist?

Sep 25, 2013 by Ashley Thorne |

Civility calls for restraint, and academic freedom, apparently, for lack of restraint. Colleges and universities strive for academic freedom and civil discourse; can they have both at the same time?

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What Has Happened to the AAUP?

Jun 18, 2013 by Peter Wood |

The AAUP scores higher on politicization than academic freedom at its recent conference.

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NAS President to Debate at AAUP Conference

Jun 13, 2013 by Tessa Carter |

Peter Wood will debate issues concerning higher ed at AAUP's Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., this Friday.

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Merchant Marine Prof Punished for Flippant Remark

Aug 17, 2012 by Ashley Thorne |

His remark about the Aurora shootings was thoughtless but not worth dismissal.

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One Year Later:  OCR Stonewalls Objections to New Harassment Guidelines

Apr 04, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

Despite strong protests from NAS, FIRE and the AAUP,  OCR says nothing about its new harassment requirements

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Conditions on Campus for Conservatives

Mar 07, 2012 by George Leef |

A conservative professor writes that things aren't really so bad; I take issue with him.

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Science, Faith, and Academic Freedom: Erskine College Swats a Gadfly

Sep 15, 2011 by Ashley Thorne, Peter Wood |

A professor's dismissal raises questions about whether religious colleges can protect both academic freedom and a creedal mission.

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Higher Sex Ed

Aug 30, 2011 by Peter Wood |

NAS President Peter Wood examines the bewildering state of sexuality on many contemporary college campuses.

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AJC Retracts Joint AJC-AAUP Statement

Aug 23, 2011 by Mitchell Langbert |

Today, The Jewish Daily Forward published Kenneth L. Marcus's op-ed about a joint statement, which was written by Kenneth Stern, the American Jewish Committee's president, and Cary Nelson, the American Association of University… Continue Reading | 1 Comment >

Feds Gut Due Process in “Sexual Harassment” Cases

Aug 19, 2011 by Jonathan Bean |

The Office of Civil Rights for the Department of Education has retreated from its firm stance in favor of due process and put forth a new standard for enforcing campus sexual harassment codes based on "the preponderance of evidence"… Continue Reading | 2 Comments >

Kudos to the AAUP

Aug 11, 2011 by Peter Wood |

NAS President Peter Wood applauds some recent policy statements by the AAUP.

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AAUP Publishes Official Policy on Campus Controversies

Aug 10, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

The final version of the association's statement skews the principle of academic freedom and fails to implement good faith recommendations.

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What is Advocacy?

Jun 17, 2011 by Peter Wood |

NAS President Peter Wood discusses classroom advocacy and academic freedom.

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Protest Envy

Apr 20, 2011 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood explains why a planned day of protest by academic unions faltered.

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Politicizing the Classroom, Part 2

Mar 02, 2011 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood completes his two-part critique of the new statement from the American Association of University Professors on political controversy in academe.

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