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Explore the debate and science of Academic Freedom.

November 10, 2022

Tracking Cancel Culture in Higher Education

David Acevedo

UPDATED: A repository of 255 professors, administrators, and students who have been canceled for expressing views deemed unacceptable by higher education ideologues.

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October 12, 2022

Censorship in the Sciences

J. Scott Turner and Mason Goad

The academic sciences are no longer the haven of independent thinkers and creative adventurers on science’s endless frontier.

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September 1, 2022

New State Resources, Affiliates in Action, and the Fight for Academic Freedom

John D. Sailer

The Civics Alliance has released a new resource—one that will surely benefit any grassroots activist concerned about social studies.

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August 16, 2022

So You Want to Promote Freedom of Expression…

Marina Ziemnick

If UNC-Chapel Hill's Board of Trustees truly wants to promote intellectual diversity on campus, dismantling the DEI bureaucracy is a good place to start.

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August 15, 2022

Mandatory DEI Statements Undermine Academic Freedom at UNC-Chapel Hill

John D. Sailer

The diversity, equity, and inclusion statements that many departments at UNC-Chapel Hill require of job applicants fly in the face of the university's commitment to free expression.

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August 9, 2022

NAS Commends the UNC Board of Trustees for Affirming Their Commitment to Free Expression

National Association of Scholars

By affirming the Chicago principles and the Kalven Committee report, UNC has taken a step toward restoring the university’s true mission: the pursuit of truth.

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August 2, 2022

Men, Women, and Everything In Between

Marina Ziemnick

The faculty and students pushing back against transgender ideology on their campuses are on the frontlines of a critical battle over the future of higher education.

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July 15, 2022

New: Association of American Medical Colleges Releases Official DEI Curriculum Standards

John D. Sailer

The Association of American Medical Colleges' new DEI competencies will hamper free expression, politicize medical education, and encourage physicians to engage in misbegotten activism.

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June 14, 2022

Intellectual Freedom, If You Can Keep It

Marina Ziemnick

Intellectual freedom wasn’t born with tenure, and it won’t be saved by tenure. It’s time for besieged academics to stop clinging to their plastic shields and to start rebuilding.

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June 7, 2022

IDEAAs Have Consequences

Marina Ziemnick

Ilya Shapiro's letter resigning from his position at Georgetown University is a lesson in self-respect and the value of standing firm in what one believes.

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