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Explore the debate and science of Academic Freedom.

June 29, 2022

Tracking Cancel Culture in Higher Education

David Acevedo

UPDATED: A repository of 228 professors, administrators, and students who have been canceled for expressing views deemed unacceptable by higher education ideologues.

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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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June 2, 2022

What Good Is Tenure?

Peter Wood

NAS President Peter Wood discusses the history of tenure and considers what may be done to reform this embattled institution for the sake of academic freedom.

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May 17, 2022

An Open Letter to David R. Anderson, President of St. Olaf College

Peter Wood

St. Olaf College shortened Professor Edmund Santurri's directorship by an entire year, which many believe is tied to his invitation of controversial speakers to campus.

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May 12, 2022

Mornin’ Ralph, Mornin’ Sam in Anthropology Today

Kathleen Lowrey

Professor Lowrey recounts her latest encounter with academic cancel culture, this time with an acceptance-turned-rejection at Anthropology Today.

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April 19, 2022

A Victory Worth Celebrating

Marina Ziemnick

Dr. Nicholas Meriwether’s case shows that federal courts still provide a defense against universities that disregard the First Amendment.

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April 19, 2022

Getting to the Whole Truth of CRT

Ray M. Sanchez and Matthew Garrett

If California community colleges are to serve a diverse population of critical thinkers, then every academic theory—even ones that enjoy political support—ought to be open to debate. 

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March 21, 2022

America's Largest System of Higher Education Proposes Political Litmus Tests

John D. Sailer

Recently proposed DEI competencies in the California Community Colleges system call for a restructuring of academic excellence, the abandonment of academic integrity, and the elimination of academic f......

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March 16, 2022

Exclusive: Association of American Medical Colleges to Propose DEI Curriculum Standards

John D. Sailer

The Association of American Medical Colleges plans to release “diversity, equity, and inclusion competencies” that will force students and faculty to embrace social justice activism.

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