Freedom of Speech

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Signing on to FEAR

Dec 02, 2009 by Peter Wood |

NAS endorses the AAUP statement "Free Expression at Risk, at Yale and Elsewhere."

Tolerance and Terrorism at Queens College

Nov 23, 2009 by Mitchell Langbert |

Jeff Wiesenfeld, trustee of the City University of New York, has written a letter to the New York Post concerning an alleged terrorist's appearing as a speaker at Queens College (h/t Sharad Karkhanis).  The Post

FIRE Publishes Speech Policies Guide

Nov 16, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has published a guide to help administrators craft school policies in such a way as to protect First Amendment rights on campus. "Correcting Common Mistakes in Campus Speech…

UNC Radicals Intolerant of Free Speech by Others

Oct 28, 2009 by George Leef |

One day last April, most of the copies of the UNC conservative publication Carolina Journal were stolen. Who dunnit? No evidence was at hand and the matter was forgotten -- until the school's SDS chapter posted some…

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…

Epic Fail, Yale

Aug 21, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

A comment on Yale University Press's refusal to print controversial cartoons.

Errant Liberty

May 26, 2009 by Peter Wood |

Why Liberty University was unwise to de-recognize its Young Democrats Association.

Princeton News

May 14, 2009 by Peter Wood |

Students protest Professor Robert George and National Organization of Marriage

Snitch Studies at Cal Poly: We Snare Because We Care

May 05, 2009 by Peter Wood |

The university launches a new bias incident reporting system to enforce "respect."

Delaware Res Life Video Soars in YouTube Popularity

Apr 24, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

The video

Virginia Tech, Academic Freedom, and Employment Law: Part 1

Apr 07, 2009 by Tom Wood |

Faculty members at public universities are state employees, but public universities are not like other public institutions. So what are the governing principles for faculty employment?

Harvey for Harvard

Apr 02, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

Harvey Silverglate is running for Harvard

Cracking the Speech Code

Mar 19, 2009 by Greg Lukianoff |

At the national NAS conference in January, Greg Lukianoff, president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, spoke on the state of free speech and civil liberties on campus. Here is the text of his speech, rich in…

Canada Gets It Right

Feb 19, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

Queen's College terminated its Intergroup Dialogue program when it was found to invite conversation-policing.

“Ask God What Your Grade Is”

Feb 17, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

A professor at LA City College shouts down and attempts to expel a student for supporting Proposition 8.

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