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April 2, 2021

University Sued for Violating Music Prof’s Free Speech

Thomas K. Lindsay

Music theorist Timothy Jackson has filed a lawsuit against the University of North Texas, which violated his First Amendment rights in response to baseless claims of racism.

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April 1, 2021

Tracking "Cancel Culture" in Higher Education

David Acevedo

UPDATED 4/1/21: A repository of 162 administrators, professors, and students who have been "canceled" for expressing views deemed unacceptable by higher education ideologues.

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March 29, 2021

South Dakota Prohibits Ideological Discrimination in Higher Education

David Randall

NAS welcomes the passage of this bill into law and congratulates South Dakota's governor and legislature for this welcome measure to protect South Dakotans against discrimination.

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March 12, 2021

NAS Condemns PSU-AAUP’s Defamation of Professor Bruce Gilley

National Association of Scholars

Professor Bruce Gilley has been canceled—again. This is now the third time that he has been censured by the academic community for his work on anti-colonialism.

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February 18, 2021

Exclusive: Univ. of Utah Proposes Allegiance to DEI as a Condition for Promotion and Tenure

David Acevedo

The University of Utah Department of Physics & Astronomy is the latest to attempt to enshrine the unholy trinity of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in its faculty policies.

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February 3, 2021

An Open Letter to Philip P. DiStefano, Chancellor of Colorado University Boulder

Peter Wood

After Professor John Eastman spoke at President Trump's January 6 rally, CU Boulder revoked the outreach and speaking privileges he held as a visiting professor at the Benson Center.

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February 3, 2021

An Open Letter to Daniele Struppa, President of Chapman University

Peter Wood

Professor John Eastman filed a brief and spoke at the January 6 rally in support of former President Trump. He was then unfairly defamed for "inciting violence" and pressured to retire.

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February 2, 2021

Three Cancellations You Should Know About

David Acevedo

Despite the many changes America has seen in the past few months, one thing has remained the same: cancel culture. Here are updates on three of the "canceled" professors we are tracking.

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February 1, 2021

UCF Fires Charles Negy Following Pretextual Investigation

David Acevedo

The University of Central Florida has fired Professor Charles Negy after an investigation that the school appeared to launch in response to his controversial Tweets.

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January 25, 2021

A Canceled Music Theorist Fights Back

David Randall

Professor Timothy Jackson has initiated a lawsuit against the University of North Texas, to seek redress for the harm done to him after his defense of music theorist Heinrich Schenker.

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