Academic Freedom

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Censorship: Another Cheap Chinese Import We Don’t Need

Aug 30, 2017 by Rachelle Peterson |

Efforts to censor Cambridge University Press show how far the Chinese government will go to stifle intellectual freedom. 

Penn Dean to Law Prof: We Favor Free Speech, but Not Yours

Aug 15, 2017 by Peter Wood |

Amy Wax comes under fire for defending the traditional bourgeois values of family, civic-mindedness, hard work, and respect for authority. 

Mizzou Madness: A Case Study of Non-Diversity, Non-Freedom, and Non-Academics in…

Aug 11, 2017 by J. Martin Rochester |

The entirety of a five-part essay, Mizzou Madness: A Case Study of Non-Diversity, Non-Freedom, and Non-Academics in Higher Education, by political scientist J. Martin Rochester.

The Declining Commitment to Diversity and Inclusiveness

Aug 09, 2017 by J. Martin Rochester |

The fifth of a five-part essay, Mizzou Madness: A Case Study of Non-Diversity, Non-Freedom, and Non-Academics in Higher Education, by political scientist J. Martin Rochester.

The Declining Commitment to Academic Freedom and the Free Exchange of Ideas

Aug 07, 2017 by J. Martin Rochester |

The fourth of a five-part essay, Mizzou Madness: A Case Study of Non-Diversity, Non-Freedom, and Non-Academics in Higher Education, by political scientist J. Martin Rochester.

Courageous Conversations?

Aug 04, 2017 by J. Martin Rochester |

The third of a five-part essay, Mizzou Madness: A Case Study of Non-Diversity, Non-Freedom, and Non-Academics in Higher Education, by political scientist J. Martin Rochester.

College Reinstates Professor Who Said White People Should “F***ing Die”

Aug 04, 2017 by Dion J. Pierre, Peter Wood |

NAS's Peter Wood and Dion Pierre write that Trinity College, along with other schools around the country, needs to draw a line between legitimate and illegitimate claims of academic freedom.

One-and-a-Half Cheers for Claremont McKenna

Jul 31, 2017 by Rachelle Peterson |

Rachelle Peterson applauds the school's decision to discipline several students who obstructed free speech and calls for increased vigilance from all college administrators to protect free speech.

Legal Help for Professors and Students

Jul 12, 2017 by NAS |

The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) has won many legal victories to protect academic freedom and free speech on campuses.

Five Telling Campus Outbreaks of the 2016-17 Academic Year

Jun 21, 2017 by NAS |

Peter Wood comments on troubling stories from American higher education this past academic year.

How College Bureaucrats Tyrannize a Professor Who Crosses Them

Jun 21, 2017 by NAS |

Peter Wood provides an update on an intellectual freedom case at Springfield College.

OAS Releases Statement on Proposed “Cultural Competency” Training

Jun 07, 2017 by Glenn Ricketts |

NAS's Oregon affiliate cites threats to academic freedom.

Evergreen No More

Jun 05, 2017 by Peter Wood |

An experimental college loses its needles.

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.

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