SOURCE: Washington Post
by Daniel Drezner
Anyone attracted to the promises of academic freedom and untrammeled inquiry at the University of Austin should be scared of the power it proposes to concentrate in its corporate governing board.
SOURCE: The New Republic
by Aaron R. Hanlon
Proposing a new college to fight campus illiberalism is a solution to a problem that doesn't really exist. Really.
Claiming Academe is Restrictive, Group of Scholars, Pundits and Tech Investors Announce University of Austin
Is this venture an antidote to academic conformity, or a platform for a circle of like-minded thinkers? Historians weigh in on the University of Austin announcement.
by Niall Ferguson
The Hoover Institution fellow explains the impetus for the launch of the propsed University of Austin, of which he is a board member.
SOURCE: New York Magazine
The splashy launch of the University of Austin concept echoes the establishment a half-century ago of evangelical conservative colleges; despite the claim to value free speech, the institutions seek to avoid intellectual turbulence and conflict.
SOURCE: New York Times
A group of scholars and activists are planning to establish a new university dedicated to free speech, alarmed, they said, “by the illiberalism and censoriousness prevalent in America’s most prestigious universities.”
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