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January 21, 2021

When Cancel Culture Comes: Resources for Scholars, Administrators, and Students

National Association of Scholars

Cancel culture is merciless, and it moves at light speed. If you or someone you know are facing cancellation, click here for downloadable resources.

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January 20, 2021

Academic Persecution at UCF

National Association of Scholars

The University of Central Florida has announced that it will fire Professor Charles Negy, in what appears to be an ideologically motivated termination predicated on a controversial tweet.

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January 15, 2021

An Antidote for Higher Ed's Disease

Keith Whitaker

NAS Board Chair Keith Whitaker's closing remarks from our January 13 report launch, "Freedom to Learn: A Blueprint for Higher Education Reform."

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January 12, 2021

Tracking "Cancel Culture" in Higher Education

David Acevedo

UPDATED 1/12/21: A repository of 117 administrators, professors, and students who have been "canceled" for expressing views deemed unacceptable by higher education ideologues.

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December 15, 2020

ED Announces New Free Speech Hotline

David Acevedo

During an event last week addressing cancel culture, the Department of Education announced its new Free Speech Hotline, designed for reports of free speech infringment in higher ed.

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December 8, 2020

Open Letter: McGill Must Defend Prof. Salzman and Academic Freedom

National Association of Scholars

Students at McGill University are demanding the removal of Professor Philip Carl Salzman's Emeritus status. Click to read and sign the NAS's counter-petition.

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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 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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