Freedom of Speech

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Disinvited, Re-invited, Still Slighted

Apr 05, 2017 by Rachelle Peterson |

Virginia Tech staged a public putdown of Jason Riley's BB&T Distinguished Lecture.

The Middlebury Paradox

Mar 21, 2017 by NAS |

NAS President Peter Wood explores why campus riots like Middlebury's cannot be stopped by the Left.

Harry Boyte Condemns Middlebury Violence

Mar 15, 2017 by David Randall |

Harry Boyte, founder of Public Achievement, condemns the recent student violence at Middlebury.

Middlebury Admissions Tells Alumni How to Talk About the Protest Over Charles Murray

Mar 09, 2017 by Rachelle Peterson |

A new document tries to guide conversations about Charles Murray's visit to campus. 

New Legislative Protections for Campus Free Expression

Feb 09, 2017 by NAS |

In both North Carolina and Virginia, lawmakers are working to pass bills that affirm freedom of expression on college campuses. 

Seven Types of Suppression

Jan 03, 2017 by NAS |

NAS president Peter Wood writes on free speech and censorship in The New Criterion. 

And Shrive You of a Thousand Idle Books

Sep 16, 2016 by Tom Horrell |

Lionel Shriver spoke out in favor of free speech for writers—and got censored.

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. 

Free Speech v. Free Speech

Aug 04, 2016 by Rachelle Peterson |

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

An Open Letter to Virginia Tech’s Dean Sumichrast

May 04, 2016 by Peter Wood |

NAS president Peter Wood calls on Virginia Tech to acknowledge and uphold its invitation to Jason Riley. 

Jason Riley’s Invitation and Disinvitation Emails

May 04, 2016 by NAS |

NAS publishes the original notes Jason Riley received inviting him, and then disinviting him, from speaking at Virginia Tech. 

Safe Spaces or Free Speech? Intellectual Freedom and the Modern Campus

Apr 15, 2016 by Peter Wood |

NAS President Peter Wood discusses the tension between safe spaces and free speech, clarifying the importance of intellectual freedom. 

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. 

The 10 Worst Schools When It Comes to Free Speech

Feb 24, 2016 by George Leef |

George Leef comments on the growing intolerance of students and administrators reflected in FIRE's recent list of the worst colleges and universities.

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