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The New Problem of Higher Education: The Foreign-Based Institute

Oct 08, 2014 by James A. Stever |

James A. Stever, Professor Emeritus at the University of Cincinnati, discusses the potential dangers of foreign institutes such as the Confucius Institute.

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The Collision Between Academic Freedom and Freedom of Contract: the Salaita Case

Aug 27, 2014 by George Leef |

George Leef offers his perspective on whether a university should have the freedom to decline to employ those who seem more interested in espousing political beliefs than in teaching.

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University Should Never Be a “Safe Space”

Jul 03, 2014 by Christopher Beckett |

University of Liverpool student Christopher Beckett observes how an obsession with safety has undermined academic freedom in UK universities.

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Why Brooklyn College Business Dean “Cut Bait” on Koch Proposal

Jun 27, 2014 by Ashley Thorne |

The Brooklyn College business school dean refused to approve a grant proposal drafted by Mitchell Langbert.

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New York Times Covers the Exclusion of Christians at Bowdoin

Jun 10, 2014 by Michael Toscano |

Advocates of traditional marriage face serious obstacles to free expression at Bowdoin College.

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Climatologist David Legates Testifies to US Senate

Jun 04, 2014 by Glenn Ricketts |

An AGW skeptic tells his story to a Senate subcommittee

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Climate Thuggery at the University of Delaware

May 20, 2014 by Jan H. Blits |

The University is broadly committed to protecting its faculty from intrusive FOIA inquiries - provided they're on board with AGW orthodoxy

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The White House War on Men

May 14, 2014 by Peter Wood |

Rule of thumb: If a woman alleges sexual harassment, she is telling the truth. 

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New Book: End of Academic Freedom

May 09, 2014 by NAS |

Three scholars have written a new book that identifies the forces that are subverting higher education's mission.

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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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