Academic Freedom

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The Enigma of Tenure

Jul 14, 2015 by Malcolm Kline |

Malcolm Kline calls tenure into question.

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Why College Professors Need Tenure

Jul 14, 2015 by Russell Eisenman |

Professor Russell Eisenman argues that tenure is a necessary safeguard for professors.

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Connecticut College Must Defend, Not Denounce, Professor Pessin

Jun 24, 2015 NAS |

The NAS condemns the vilification of Professor Andrew Pessin of Connecticut College and calls on President Katherine Bergeron to make clear that diversity of opinion is a prerequisite for the pursuit of knowledge.

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Two Controversial Professors

Jun 17, 2015 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood reflects on the contrasting perspectives at the AAUP and Heartland Institute conferences in Washington, DC last week.

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Brainwashed at Bowdoin: Anti-Israeli Boycotters Miss a Teachable Moment

May 11, 2015 by William A. Jacobson |

Bowdoin's boycott of Israel failed, but anti-Israel protesters count it as a win.

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A Setback for BDS

May 11, 2015 by Peter Wood |

Students at Bowdoin College show concern for academic freedom by voting against an anti-Israel BDS movement.

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Academic Freedom at U Chicago and Princeton

Apr 07, 2015 by Robert P. George |

NAS board of advisors member Robert P. George applauds two universities for embracing academic freedom. 

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Academic Freedom on Trial: Adams v. UNCW and the Welcome Erosion of Garcetti

Feb 24, 2015 by Mike Adams |

Mike Adams writes for Academic Questions on his legal victory against UNCW and how this case has served to advance academic freedom.

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Stanley Fish’s New Book on Academic Freedom

Jan 14, 2015 by George Leef |

George Leef reviews Versions of Academic Freedom and argues that there does not have to be a single, one-size-fits-all approach to academic freedom.

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Marquette’s Reputation at Stake

Jan 06, 2015 by Peter Wood |

The Jesuit university in Milwaukee rebuked a professor for blogging about what another instructor said to a student about discussing homosexuality in class. 

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Academic Freedom in a Time of Silencing

Dec 22, 2014 by Ashley Thorne |

Today academic freedom is an embattled principle as campus guardians of political correctness wield the power to hush discussion of subjects they don't like. 

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Winter 2014 Academic Questions Features Special Section, “God and Guns”

Dec 17, 2014 by NAS |

The special section of the winter 2014 Academic Questions highlights campus attitudes toward guns and religion.

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Stanley Fish’s Postmodern Take on Academic Freedom

Oct 27, 2014 by Peter Wood |

NAS president Peter Wood reviews Stanley Fish's latest book, Versions of Academic Freedom.

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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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