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April 28, 2021

Open Letters to Lesley Hallick, President of Pacific University (And Response)

Peter Wood

Professor Paxton told a story about his colleagues’ perceptions of gender outside a bar in New Orleans, a story he has told every year. This time, he found himself on the chopping block.......

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April 8, 2021

Free Speech at UT: An Open Letter to President Jay Hartzell

Louis K. Bonham

President Hartzell: Is your defense of free speech merely a set of platitudes meant to mollify critics and the state legislature, while behind closed doors wokeism takes over UT?

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March 22, 2021

The Civics Alliance: Open Letter and Curriculum Statement

National Association of Scholars

NAS is proud to announce The Civics Alliance, a new coalition dedicated to defending and restoring true civics education across the United States. Click to join the Alliance.

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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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December 8, 2020

Open Letter: McGill Must Defend Prof. Salzman and Academic Freedom

National Association of Scholars

Students at McGill University are demanding the removal of Professor Philip Carl Salzman's Emeritus status. Click to read and sign the NAS's counter-petition.

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November 16, 2020

An Open Letter to Michael V. Drake, President of the University of California

Peter Wood

After retiring, Professor Joseph Khoury was fired illegally by a UCR administration that appears extraordinarily determined to punish him.

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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

David Acevedo

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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