Explore the debate and science of Academic Freedom.

August 22, 2023

Documents: Miami University's Litmus Test

John D. Sailer

Uncovered documents show how Miami University, one of Ohio’s top public universities, implements an across-the-board diversity statement requirement.

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August 16, 2023

Update: The Gerber Case

Peter Wood

Ohio Northern University's dismissal of Professor Scott Gerber landed it in the spotlight. Let's keep it there until it does the right thing.

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August 12, 2023

Tracking Cancel Culture in Higher Education

David Acevedo

UPDATED: A repository of 290 professors, administrators, and students who have been canceled for expressing views deemed unacceptable by higher education ideologues.

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August 1, 2023

Curtailing the Censorship Industrial Complex

David Randall

When academics work to censor others, especially in cooperation with government agencies, they endanger the freedoms of all Americans.

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July 25, 2023

Exposed: The “Chilling Effect”

Kali Jerrard

Florida’s Stop W.O.K.E. Act is facing legal battles—even though it protects academic freedom from the “chilling effect” of higher ed’s politicized orthodoxy, not the othe......

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July 20, 2023

Reform at Scale: A Map of NAS Initiatives by State

National Association of Scholars

UPDATED: An official tracker of the NAS and Civics Alliance's higher education reform efforts by state. We are working to defend academic freedom for faculty, students, and others, along......

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July 12, 2023

Scott Gerber’s Case in Context

Peter Wood

Ohio Northern University seems intent on chiseling into granite its protocol for getting rid of a faculty member who disagrees with the institution’s woke ideology, even when the faculty me......

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June 21, 2023

Getting Academic Freedom Right

J. Scott Turner

The Academic Freedom Alliance just filed an amicus curiae brief with the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of Pernell and Novoa v. Lamb. But are they truly defend......

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June 20, 2023

Letter: Academic Freedom Requires More Than Words

Peter Wood

There is still no word from Ohio Northern University administrators after their removal of Professor Scott Gerber without due process—a clear violation of Gerber's rights. 

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June 13, 2023

Revisiting L'Affaire Gerber

Kali Jerrard

As yet another professor joins the dismissal ranks of higher ed cancel culture, what does it mean for academic freedom?

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