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On Woodrow Wilson: Princeton Students Hold Civil Debate

Dec 29, 2015 by Russell K. Nieli |

A recent campus event was an encouraging sign that respectful dialogue is still possible among Princeton students who disagree. 

Obama Takes a Surprising Stand

Sep 17, 2015 by Ashley Thorne |

President Obama criticizes universities that "coddle" students from opposing views.

Peter Wood’s Book on Anger Cited in NRO

Aug 13, 2015 by NAS |

The National Review's Jim Geraghty references NAS president Peter Wood's book in an article about the presidential campaign. 

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.

Academic Freedom at U Chicago and Princeton

Apr 07, 2015 by Robert P. George |

NAS board of advisors member Robert P. George applauds two universities for embracing academic freedom. 

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?

CUNY Chancellor Defends Academic Freedom

Sep 24, 2013 by NAS |

CUNY's chancellor has made a statement defending the academic freedom of professors to teach without intimidation and harassment, after NAS wrote an open letter urging him to do so.


This Means War: Swarthmore Religion Profs Ready to Fight

May 23, 2013 by Ashley Thorne |

Five Swarthmore professors call for "the moral equivalent of war."

The “Unfair” Campaign is Invited to UW-Superior

Feb 15, 2013 by George Leef |

UW-Superior endorses a tendentious concept of fairness.

How to Be Sarcastic

May 09, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Sarcasm, for all the license it takes, is a form of restraint. Its a way of avoiding the obvious while nonetheless giving it voice.

How to Apologize

Apr 23, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood offers advice on how to own up to our mistakes.

How to Comment

Apr 18, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood suggests ways to improve the quality of comments posted to online articles.

How to Ask a Question

Apr 09, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood offers advice to students and academics on how to ask questions at public events.

FIRE Lists Rogues’ Gallery of Free Speech Offenders

Mar 28, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

FIRE presents its list of the 12 most repressive campuses for freedom of speech.

U Florida Students Practice Civil Debate

Jan 20, 2012 by Ashley Thorne |

There's a set of electronic panels in Florida that is supposed to foster civility among students whose opinions differ.

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