Academic Freedom

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Race Relations, Liberal Bias, and Safe Spaces on Campus

May 10, 2016 by Ashley Thorne |

Three stories from the last week all have one thing in common; can you guess what it is?

BDS: Boycotting Academic Freedom

May 10, 2016 by Ashley Thorne |

NAS Executive Director Ashley Thorne explains how boycotting Israeli academic institutions leads to the politicalization of learning and limits academic liberty. 

Virginia Tech Relents and Re-Invites Jason Riley to Speak on Campus

May 09, 2016 by Peter Wood, Rachelle Peterson |

Virginia Tech felt the pressure and re-invited Jason Riley to the podium.

Wood Speaks on Chicago’s Morning Answer Radio Show

Apr 15, 2016 by NAS |

Peter Wood spoke about campus protesters on Chicago's Morning Answer radio show.

Stanford Students: Offering Western Civilization Classes Destroys Diversity

Apr 08, 2016 by Rachelle Peterson |

A pro-Western civilization petition at Stanford was met with stiff resistance.

The Drive to Put Western Civ Back in the College Curriculum

Mar 30, 2016 by Ashley Thorne |

Ashley Thorne writes for the New York Post about some Stanford students' push for a Western civilization course.

Are Colleges Wasting Endowment Funds on Virtue-Signaling?

Mar 23, 2016 by Rachelle Peterson |

Political posturing is inappropriate to institutions of higher education.

College Students Want to Ban “Uncomfortable” Ideas

Mar 08, 2016 by Chance Layton |

In the wake of Black Lives Matter protests, a study shows students prefer closed minds over intellectual virtues.

A Guide to Disinvitation: My Conversation with Williams College President Adam Falk

Mar 01, 2016 by Peter Wood |

NAS President Peter Wood discusses his correspondance with Williams College's President Falk in light of the disinvitation of John Derbyshire. 

Thoughts on “The Architecture of Intellectual Freedom”

Feb 10, 2016 by Francis B. Randall |

Professor Francis B. Randall comments upon NAS President Peter Wood's "The Architecture of Intellectual Freedom."

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"

Fix Values, Not Statues, Says National Association of Scholars

Jan 27, 2016 NAS |

PRESS RELEASE: The NAS releases an 11,000-word statement on the purposes of higher education.

The Architecture of Intellectual Freedom

Jan 26, 2016 Peter Wood |

A statement by the President of the National Association of Scholars on academic and intellectual freedom and their relationship with other foundational principles of higher education.

BDS Movement Suffers a Setback

Jan 12, 2016 by Chance Layton |

The American Historical Association voted against a resolution to condemn Israel. 

American Association of University Professors Abandons Educators Under Siege

Dec 02, 2015 by Peter Wood |

NAS President Peter Wood writes about how defenders of academic freedom leave campus lynch mob victims to fend for themselves.

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