Like a cannonball, President Trump has leaped into the turbulent waters of higher education free speech policy and action. Carrying through on a promise he made during a freewheeling speech … Continue reading “Campus Free Speech Needs Protection—The Question Is How”
Many readers probably have read about the New Wave of free speech suppression that has swept across campuses in the last several years. It comes on the heels of the … Continue reading “Free Speech Is More Threatened Than Ever and We Must Respond”
A course at Ball State University pushes the envelope on academic freedom.
The denial of controversial UNC-Wilmington professor Michael Adams’ promotion has worrisome implications.
Today’s university is rife with competing claims about academic freedom. Although it is similar to the freedom of speech that all Americans enjoy, academic freedom has developed into a more specific guarantee for scholars and teachers. This new paper by Donald Downs, professor of political science, law, and journalism at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, explains what is meant by the term and to whom it applies.