Academic Freedom

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The President of Portland State University Upholds Intellectual Freedom

Oct 03, 2016 by Chance Layton |

President Wim Wiewel explains in an email to students that the University is committed to free speech, peaceful protest, and "robust debate."

Register for Academic Freedom in the Age of Political Correctness

Sep 20, 2016 by NAS |

Join us on October 5th at the First Things editorial offices in New York City. 

How Diversity Came to Mean ‘Downgrade the West’

Sep 15, 2016 by Daphne Patai |

Are students gaining anything by replacing the universalism of the West with the particularism of diversity?

Save the Date: Academic Freedom in the Age of Political Correctness

Aug 31, 2016 by NAS |

Join us for an evening discussion about rebuilding the foundations of academic freedom. 

Academic Freedom Absolutism at the University of Chicago

Aug 31, 2016 by Spencer Kashmanian |

The University of Chicago's "no safe spaces" letter lacks the philosophical grounding for the academic freedom it champions. 

Rose Must Fall: Censorship at UCT

Aug 08, 2016 by Ashley Thorne |

The University of Cape Town has dealt another blow to academic freedom. 

Free Speech v. Free Speech

Aug 04, 2016 by Rachelle Peterson |

Many of the opponents of free speech believe they are its champions.

Final Advice for the Untenured Conservative Humanist

Jul 21, 2016 by Mark Bauerlein |

Part 3: Service. When you join a committee, you either make your colleagues' workdays easier or make them harder. If the latter, they will remember the fact and it may very well come up at tenure time.

More Advice for the Untenured Conservative Humanist

Jul 21, 2016 by Mark Bauerlein |

Part 2: Teaching. Sage-on-the-stage, the flipped classroom? No need for that. Just avoid a few crucial missteps. Plus: How to raise your students’ grades without inflating them. From First Things. 

Some Advice for the Untentured Conservative Humanist

Jul 21, 2016 by Mark Bauerlein |

Part 1: Research. If you are an untenured humanities who is also a religious or social conservative, the bar is set higher for you. Mark Bauerlein is here to offer advice to the untenured professor. 

The Death of Campus Free Speech—and How to Revive It

Jul 08, 2016 by Charles Lipson |

It’s getting harder to tell the difference between real news about colleges and the Onion’s parodies. 

Summer 2016 Academic Questions: Infringements

Jun 27, 2016 by NAS |

The new issue of Academic Questions features essays depicting intrusions on free inquiry, freedom of thought, freedom to teach, and freedom to learn.

The New Age of Orthodoxy Overtakes the Campus

Jun 24, 2016 by Peter Wood |

The greatest threat to academic freedom today is the campus "social justice" machine, writes Peter Wood in his review of Joanna Williams' Academic Freedom in an Age of Conformity.

A Most Curious Document

Jun 23, 2016 by John E. Staddon |

John E. Staddon analyzes the shortcomings of the Report of the Duke University Task Force on Bias and Hate Issues.

The Wisconsin Fight for Academic Freedom

Jun 16, 2016 by Donald Downs, Stanley G. Payne |

The story of a handful of professors at the University of Wisconson who fought the long battle against speech codes and petitioned administrators to uphold due process. 

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