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Explore the debate and science of Academic Freedom.

January 4, 2022

Merry Christmas and Happy Severance!

Marina Ziemnick

In a university committed to academic freedom, the controversy surrounding Frances Widdowson’s research would be seen as an opportunity to encourage dialogue, not cause for termination.

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December 14, 2021

Tracking Cancel Culture in Higher Education

David Acevedo

UPDATED: A repository of 207 professors, administrators, and students who have been canceled for expressing views deemed unacceptable by higher education ideologues.

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November 9, 2021

A New University Returns to Higher Ed’s Roots

David Acevedo

It is our hope that the University of Austin can serve as a haven for truly liberal education for many years to come.

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November 2, 2021

In American Academia, Lysenkoism Makes a Comeback

David Acevedo

Minding the Campus has launched a new award “honoring” higher ed’s most fervent censors.

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October 20, 2021

Alumni Organize in Defense of College Free Speech

Stuart Taylor, Jr. and Edward Yingling

A press release announcing the launch of the Alumni Free Speech Alliance, a new organization dedicated to mobilizing college and university alumni in defense of free speech on campus.

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October 11, 2021

The Shame of MIT: Canceling Dorian Abbot

Louis K. Bonham

Professor Abbot was set to deliver MIT's prestigious Carlson Lecture—that is, until he was canceled for his views on DEI programs, earning him a prompt disinvitation.

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October 5, 2021

Taking a Stand Against Academia’s Gender-Mania

David Acevedo

American colleges and universities must reverse course on their embrace of gender ideology—too much is at stake.

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September 14, 2021

Leaving Academia by Choice—A New Path for the Canceled?

David Acevedo

The voluntary resignation of Dr. Peter Boghossian may set a new trend for heterodox professors.

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September 9, 2021

My University Sacrificed Ideas for Ideology. So Today I Quit.

Peter Boghossian

Peter Boghossian has taught philosophy at PSU for the past decade. In this letter, he explains why he is resigning.

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June 29, 2021

End Qualified Immunity for Higher Ed Administrators

David Acevedo

Denying public colleges and universities qualified immunity has the potential to change the actions, if not the hearts, of overreaching administrators.

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