Academic Freedom

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Teaching Can Be Dangerous

Oct 30, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

Cross-posted from, "An Unsuccessful Education Can Ruin You": The Chronicle of Higher Education has an article, "Course Reminds Budding Ph.D.'s of the Damage They Can Do," about a seminar taught at the CUNY…

“An Unsuccessful Education Can Ruin You”

Oct 30, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

A CUNY graduate professor teaches education ethics; his students discuss the meaning of academic freedom and the question of university neutrality. Now if only all faculty members and administrators took this course...

Academic Freedom and Advocacy

Oct 28, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

Over at, we've got a nice debate going between NAS and University of Alaska Professor Richard Steiner. After I wrote about him in "Sustainability Skepticism Has Arrived," I contacted Professor Steiner to let…

Neander-Thoughts: Reply to Steiner

Oct 27, 2009 by Peter Wood |

Does academic freedom mean I can ignore the terms of my grant? University of Alaska Professor Richard Steiner thinks so and challenges the NAS to rescind an award to a university president who got in his way. We won't. Here's…

Richard Steiner Responds

Oct 26, 2009 by Richard Steiner |

The University Alaska professor who was denied grant funding for engaging in sustainability advocacy responds to the NAS.

Ideologues vs. Principles

Oct 23, 2009 by Ashley Thorne, Peter Wood |

Check out my article at, "Sustainability Skepticism Has Arrived." I juxtapose two news stories from this week on challenges to the sustainability doctrine:

These stories are parallel. Both Michael Pollan…

Sustainability Skepticism Has Arrived

Oct 23, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

Two controversies this week wrought an unexpected clash between sustainability ideologues and universities that decided to stand on fundamental principles of higher education.

Highway or Can Opener?

Oct 02, 2009 by Ashley Thorne, Peter Wood |

Be sure to check out the text of Peter's speech, "Academic Freedom and Discontent," for the Alexander Hamilton Institute, now posted on the NAS website. In it he contrasts the progressive and traditionalist versions…

Academic Freedom and Discontent

Oct 01, 2009 by Peter Wood |

NAS President Peter Wood delivered this presentation at the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization in February.

“Academic Freedom is Not a License for Bigotry”

Jul 24, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

A professor is bullied out of a job because of her controversial views, but NYU upholds academic freedom.

Chastening Churchill: The Justice of Judge Naves

Jul 08, 2009 by Peter Wood |

Why academic freedom is not a defense for Ward Churchill.

Exchange Counter

Jun 04, 2009 by Ashley Thorne, Peter Wood |

Meet Free Exchange on Campus, a coalition uninterested in free exchange on campus.

Virginia Tech Follies, Synergy Edition

May 18, 2009 by Peter Wood |

VT gives three new reasons as to why it has made the promotion of

Princeton News

May 14, 2009 by Peter Wood |

Students protest Professor Robert George and National Organization of Marriage

The Antagonym Explained

May 08, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

A new paper by Donald Downs at the Pope Center defines "Academic Freedom: What It Is, What It Isn

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