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academic freedom



  • The Critique of "Grand Strategy" at Yale is Decades Overdue

    by Jim Sleeper

    In a changing world, Yale's decision to follow the lead of influential donors to steer its Grand Strategy program toward the established orthodoxy of the national security state doesn't just fail the principles of liberal education, it fails the long-term ability of the United States to steer a course in world affairs.



  • A Pyrrhic Victory for Plutocrats at Yale?

    by Daniel Drezner

    "Everyone in the academy is now fully aware of just how far Yale’s administration is willing to warp academic freedom in the pursuit of donor management. To say this is not a good look for an institution that relies on prestige and recognition would be an understatement."



  • Observe "Banned Book Week" by Standing Up for Academic Freedom

    by David Wippman and Glenn Altschuler

    "When school boards or legislators with little or no subject matter or pedagogical expertise ban books or direct how certain subjects should be taught, education is impoverished, and everyone loses."



  • The First Casualty in the War on Critical Race Theory

    "I don’t ask the students to subscribe to any ideas. I don’t ask them to base their opinions on materials that we read. I just ask that they critically evaluate it and understand it. We evaluate claims. That’s all that we do." 



  • Win for Academic Freedom in Nebraska

    "Jeannette Eileen Jones, associate professor of history and ethnic studies at the flagship Lincoln campus, said it's "disingenuous" to paint discussions involving critical race theory or race in general as divisive or anti-American."



  • Faculty, We Have Met the Enemy, and it is Us

    by Henry Reichman

    The outgoing chair of the AAUP's Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure argues that events at the University of Mississippi are a warning that shared governance won't protect faculty unless they exercise it diligently. 



  • A Wakeup for the Left on Free Speech?

    by Jonathan Zimmerman

    Liberals who seek to restrict hurtful speech shouldn't be surprised when conservative lawmakers apply that principle to regulate what can be taught in history classrooms. 



  • We Disagree on a Lot of Things. Except the Danger of Anti-Critical Race Theory Laws

    by Kmele Foster, David French, Jason Stanley and Thomas Chatterton Williams

    Political Philosopher Jason Stanley is part of an ideologically diverse group of writers who, regardless of their view of antiracist politics and discourse, condemn the passage of laws restricting the teaching of "critical race theory." 



  • Nikole Hannah-Jones Issues Statement After Passing Up UNC for Howard University

    “I cannot imagine working at and advancing a school named for a man who lobbied against me, who used his wealth to influence the hires and ideology of the journalism school, who ignored my 20 years of journalism experience, all of my credentials, all of my work, because he believed that a project that centered Black Americans equaled the denigration of white Americans."



  • Finally: Tenure Vote for Hannah-Jones

    by Colleen Flaherty

    The Board of Trustees for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will hold a special meeting Wednesday, reportedly to vote on tenure for journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones.