Civility

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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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CUNY Chancellor Defends Academic Freedom

Sep 24, 2013 by NAS |

CUNY's chancellor has made a statement defending the academic freedom of professors to teach without intimidation and harassment, after NAS wrote an open letter urging him to do so.

 

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This Means War: Swarthmore Religion Profs Ready to Fight

May 23, 2013 by Ashley Thorne |

Five Swarthmore professors call for "the moral equivalent of war."

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The “Unfair” Campaign is Invited to UW-Superior

Feb 15, 2013 by George Leef |

UW-Superior endorses a tendentious concept of fairness.

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How to Be Sarcastic

May 09, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Sarcasm, for all the license it takes, is a form of restraint. Its a way of avoiding the obvious while nonetheless giving it voice.

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How to Apologize

Apr 23, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood offers advice on how to own up to our mistakes.

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How to Comment

Apr 18, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood suggests ways to improve the quality of comments posted to online articles.

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How to Ask a Question

Apr 09, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood offers advice to students and academics on how to ask questions at public events.

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FIRE Lists Rogues’ Gallery of Free Speech Offenders

Mar 28, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

FIRE presents its list of the 12 most repressive campuses for freedom of speech.

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U Florida Students Practice Civil Debate

Jan 20, 2012 by Ashley Thorne |

There's a set of electronic panels in Florida that is supposed to foster civility among students whose opinions differ.

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Palin-tology

Nov 30, 2010 by Peter Wood |

A new book by a senior professor, surprisingly, attempts to treat Sarah Palin fairly.

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Wesleyan’s Affirmative Action Reaction

Nov 17, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Faculty and students at Wesleyan University lashed out in anger against a campus group for its demonstration on the injustice of racial preferences.

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Good People Can Differ

Oct 05, 2010 by Jason Fertig |

Presenting both sides of controversies begins with recognizing that an opponent is not a “bad person."

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On Civility and Politics in the Classroom

May 14, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

One professor reflects on what it means to teach students to have civil in-class conversations on controversial subjects. What's been your experience with classroom civility?

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Steve Balch Responds to Ad Hominem Newspaper Attack

Apr 26, 2010 by Steve Balch |

NAS Chairman Steve Balch answers a sneer against NAS and its efforts to revive the study of Western civilization.

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