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October 6, 2020

Pulitzer Board Must Revoke Nikole Hannah-Jones' Prize

Peter Wood

We call on the Pulitzer Prize Board to rescind the 2020 Prize for Commentary awarded to Nikole Hannah-Jones for her lead essay in “The 1619 Project.” 

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August 5, 2020

"Structural Racism" at the University of Rochester

K. Thomas Noell

A letter from a disgruntled alumnus to Dean Mark B. Taubman, who has chosen to remove Nobel Laureate George Whipple's name from the school's laboratories amid claims of racism. 

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August 4, 2020

Taking the Fight to Higher Ed Leadership

John David

Higher ed administrators frequently do nothing to prevent, or even actively participate in, a faculty member’s cancelation. NAS will not simply stand by and watch the carnage unfold.

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July 24, 2020

An Open Letter to Lynn Wells, Provost at Brock University

Peter Wood

Brock University should champion academic freedom, for the search for truth, and also for its own legitimacy.

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July 24, 2020

An Open Letter to Lyle D. Roelofs, President of Berea College

Peter Wood

Berea College should make right on its promise to provide staff and faculty administrative due process in disciplinary proceedings.

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July 24, 2020

An Open Letter to Eduardo M. Peñalver, Dean of Cornell Law School

Peter Wood

Criticism of Black Lives Matter, rioting, looting, and cultural purging is not tolerated at Cornell Law. Peter Wood writes to ask, why? and defend the character of Professor William Jacobson. 

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July 24, 2020

An Open Letter to Steve Patten, Dean of Arts at the Univ. of Alberta

Peter Wood

The University of Alberta is acceding that truth be suppressed and falsehood or fantasy be privileged.

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June 26, 2020

Confronting Anti-Blackness and Systemic Racism at USC

James E. Moore, II

Professor Moore responds to a recent letter from the president of USC concerning race-relations on campus.

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May 1, 2020

Open Letter: Urge the President to Rescue American Higher Ed Through Reform

National Association of Scholars

We are urging the President to rescue American higher education. He must lead Congress to pass a bailout linked to regulatory reform that will make our colleges and universities the greatest...

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