Tag: academic freedom

Charles Murray and Middlebury College »

The Atlantic, not a place to find conservative or libertarian views, has a good essay from a self-proclaimed liberal on the events at Middlebury College. Just as a recap, a student group at Middlebury College invited Dr. Charles Murray to speak on his book Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010. Also invited...
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Mohammad and Man at Yale: Book Burning (One Cartoon at a Time) »

“Yale Press Bans Images of Muhammad in New Book,” by Patricia Cohen (New York Times, August 12, 2009) In 1951, Bill Buckley published God and Man at Yale, a polemic arguing that the Christian God was no longer welcome at Yale University, a school founded to train Christian ministers and educate students about their...
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Champions of Freedom: NAS and FIRE Meet in Washington, D.C. »

If there are two organizations responsible for keeping the torch of academic freedom alive, they are the National Association of Scholars and FIRE (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education). The leaders of FIRE will be among the speakers at the NAS conference in Washington, DC 9-11 January 2009. Click here for more information. The NAS membership includes...
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University loses harassment case: “arbitrary, capricious, and unreasonable” »

From the University of Georgia: http://chronicle.com/news/index.php?id=5590&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en Colleges are increasingly being challenged in court when they act in an “arbitrary, capricious, and unreasonable” manner. For many years, The Chronicle of Higher Education has highlighted the different ways that falsely accused, purged, and mobbed professors can “sue the bastards”—and win. Why do university lawyers act as...
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“Diversity” versus Freedom: The Tragic Case of Southern Illinois University »

In the early 1990s, I entered academia when the “diversity machine” was cranking up. Today, it is completely out of control: religious freedom, racial freedom, free speech and a free press are all at risk. The courts struck down the “speech codes” but they reemerged under the cover of “sexual harassment policy.” My own...
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