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Does Trump Threaten Science?

Dec 20, 2017 by Peter Wood |

NAS President Peter Wood critiques a polemic by the American Association of University Professors.

The Map of Academic Freedom

May 30, 2017 by |

NAS Director of Communications David Randall writes about the Academic Freedom Chart.

Finding Academic Freedom

May 22, 2017 by Peter Wood |

A new chart by NAS that traces the changing meaning of academic freedom.

AAUP Meeting Unanimously Backs Melissa Click—But Why?

Jul 11, 2016 by Peter Wood |

In Minding the Campus, NAS president Peter Wood discusses authority on campus.

Title IX Tramples Free Speech and Fairness, So Now What?

Apr 05, 2016 by Peter Wood |

NAS president Peter Wood comments on the AAUP statement: The History, Uses, and Abuses of Title IX.

The University vs. Academic Freedom

Mar 22, 2016 by David R. Legates |

The university must recognize that it cannot choose what speech to defend.

Dialogue on “Architecture”: John K. Wilson and David Randall

Feb 09, 2016 by NAS |

John K. Wilson and David Randall discuss NAS President Peter Wood's "The Architecture of Academic Freedom"

Two Controversial Professors

Jun 17, 2015 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood reflects on the contrasting perspectives at the AAUP and Heartland Institute conferences in Washington, DC last week.

Can Civility and Academic Freedom Coexist?

Sep 25, 2013 by Ashley Thorne |

Civility calls for restraint, and academic freedom, apparently, for lack of restraint. Colleges and universities strive for academic freedom and civil discourse; can they have both at the same time?

What Has Happened to the AAUP?

Jun 18, 2013 by Peter Wood |

The AAUP scores higher on politicization than academic freedom at its recent conference.

NAS President to Debate at AAUP Conference

Jun 13, 2013 by Tessa Carter |

Peter Wood will debate issues concerning higher ed at AAUP's Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., this Friday.

Merchant Marine Prof Punished for Flippant Remark

Aug 17, 2012 by Ashley Thorne |

His remark about the Aurora shootings was thoughtless but not worth dismissal.

One Year Later:  OCR Stonewalls Objections to New Harassment Guidelines

Apr 04, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

Despite strong protests from NAS, FIRE and the AAUP,  OCR says nothing about its new harassment requirements

Conditions on Campus for Conservatives

Mar 07, 2012 by George Leef |

A conservative professor writes that things aren't really so bad; I take issue with him.

Science, Faith, and Academic Freedom: Erskine College Swats a Gadfly

Sep 15, 2011 by Ashley Thorne, Peter Wood |

A professor's dismissal raises questions about whether religious colleges can protect both academic freedom and a creedal mission.

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