Academic Freedom

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Mike Adams and the Seven Years’ War

Mar 26, 2014 by Marilee Turscak |

After a seven-year legal battle between Mike Adams and UNCW, the federal jury has ruled in Mike Adams' favor in what it concluded was a clear case of discrimination.

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NAS Member Robert Paquette Receives Award for His Defense of Academic Freedom

Mar 17, 2014 by NAS |

National Association of Scholars member Robert L. Paquette received the Jeane Jordan Kirkpatrick Prize for Academic Freedom.

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The HHS Mandate and Religious Liberty: An Update

Mar 03, 2014 by Adèle Auxier Keim |

This piece is a follow-up to “The HHS Mandate and Religious Liberty: A Primer,” which was included in the Winter 2013 AQ.

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Academic Justice and Intellectual Thuggery

Feb 24, 2014 by Peter Wood |

Academic freedom once meant protection from politics; now it means protection for politics.

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Boxed In: The Destructive Evolution of Campus Free Speech Zones

Feb 19, 2014 by Joshua Bridges |

Many college campuses have implemented "free speech zones," but these zones do anything but protect free speech.

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Boycotting Israel Compromises Dialogue, Scholars Say

Jan 29, 2014 NAS |

PRESS RELEASE: The National Association of Scholars writes that colleges and universities should be above politics.

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Permission to Speak: College Presidents, the Israeli Boycott, and Climate Change

Jan 22, 2014 by Rachelle DeJong |

Examples of the ASA and ACUPCC show that college presidents, in addressing controversies, are at times compelled to reiterate politically correct views on issues such as the Israeli boycott and climate change.

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Top-Down or Bottom-Up? Winter AQ Issue Examines Campus Progressivism’s Origins

Dec 30, 2013 by NAS |

The last issue in Academic Questions' 2013 volume considers the sources of progressive ideology on campus.

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The Highs and Lows of 2013: NAS Picks Higher Ed’s Top Ten Stories

Dec 24, 2013 by Peter Wood |

NAS recaps the top ten higher education stories from 2013. 

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ASA and the Politicization of Academe

Dec 21, 2013 by Peter Wood |

NAS president Peter Wood explains why NAS won't boycott the boycotters: academia is meant to argue and persuade, not merely to get the upper hand by any means necessary.

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NAS Opposes American Studies Association Boycott of Israel

Dec 11, 2013 by Peter Wood |

Members of the American Studies Association are voting on an academic boycott of Israel, which would violate academic freedom. 

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A Serious Blow to Academic Freedom—No Outcry, Though

Nov 19, 2013 by Peter Wood |

The latest in the attacks on Mark Regnerus is a court decision that utterly undermines scholarly peer review.

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Why Mitch Daniels Was Wrong

Oct 23, 2013 by Peter Wood |

The president of Purdue University recently apologized for speaking at an event held by a conservative think tank. He shouldn't have apologized, says Peter Wood.

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Kudos: Amherst President Defends Free Speech

Oct 08, 2013 by Glenn Ricketts |

Amherst College president Carolyn Martin stands tall in defense of free expression.

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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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