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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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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