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Explore the debate and science of Academic Freedom.

October 6, 2020

Music Theory, Narrative Constriction, and the Fix We’re In

Erich Korngold

How did the obscure field of Schenkerian music theory become the latest cancel culture battleground?

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October 2, 2020

Mandarin Trouble at USC

James E. Moore, II

Professor Greg Patton has been canceled and removed from his classes, not for saying a racial slur, but for saying a Chinese word that sounds similar to one. How did this happen?

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September 15, 2020

Tracking "Cancel Culture" in Higher Education

John David

UPDATED: A repository of administrators, professors, and students who have been "canceled" for expressing views deemed unacceptable by the ideologues ruling higher education.

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September 11, 2020

UNT Officials Continue Assault on Academic Freedom

National Association of Scholars

The University of North Texas has continued its harassing investigation of music theory professor Timothy Jackson despite calls to stand down. We have now made our letters to UNT leadership public.

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September 1, 2020

Defending our Universities from the Ideological Onslaught: An Invitation to Action

Adam Ellwanger

A newly penned open letter by Dr. Ellwanger, one that not only states opposition to current trends in higher education, but also outlines specific ways that we may resist them.

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August 3, 2020

The Case of Tomáš Hudlický—Where now?

Tomáš Hudlický

Professor Hudlický responds to the Orwellian retaliation he received after questioning diversity hiring in a peer-reviewed paper.

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July 24, 2020

An Open Letter to Lynn Wells, Provost at Brock University

Peter Wood

Brock University should champion academic freedom, for the search for truth, and also for its own legitimacy.

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July 24, 2020

An Open Letter to Eduardo M. Peñalver, Dean of Cornell Law School

Peter Wood

Criticism of Black Lives Matter, rioting, looting, and cultural purging is not tolerated at Cornell Law. Peter Wood writes to ask, why? and defend the character of Professor William Jacobson. 

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July 24, 2020

An Open Letter to Steve Patten, Dean of Arts at the Univ. of Alberta

Peter Wood

The University of Alberta is acceding that truth be suppressed and falsehood or fantasy be privileged.

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July 16, 2020

An Emeritus Professor Under Siege Once Again

David Randall

The case of Stuart Hurlbert is a grim reminder that not even emeritus professors are safe from the continual onslaught of heterodox views by higher ed censors.

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