University of Florida

  • Our Amicus Brief Against Florida's Stop WOKE Act

    by Amna Khalid and Jeffrey Aaron Snyder

    "The Supreme Court’s rejection of affirmative action in college admissions will provoke widespread debate. But not in the classrooms of Florida’s public colleges and universities, because the Stop WOKE Act prohibits it."

  • Florida's College Presidents Should Speak Up or Quit

    by Robert Birnbaum

    A former top executive at a public university says that few circumstances justify college presidents breaking silence on public policy. One is when politicians interfere with the work of professionals when it comes to the content of research and teaching. If Florida's public college presidents can't speak out, they should resign. 

  • Sasse Visit to U of Florida Dogged by Protests

    Sasse was cagey about his thoughts on legislation like Florida's "Stop WOKE" act and suggested he would be vigilant against "indoctrination" in the classroom. Faculty questioned his commitment to tenure and student protesters decried what they saw as a partisan political appointment. 

  • Higher Ed Reacts to Ben Sasse's U of Florida Presidential Prospects

    Supporters have praised Sasse's vision for transforming higher education institutions, while detractors have questioned whether he is interested in resisting or enabling the politicization of Florida's universities and whether he's familiar enough with high-level research universities.

  • The Academic Freedom Crisis at the University of Florida

    An investigation documents the way that academic freedom has been subordinated to the presumed interests of the State of Florida (as aggressively determined by the administration of Governor Ron DeSantis).