Martin Center Responds to AAUP Resolution on UNC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 22, 2022 Contact: Jenna A. Robinson President 919-828-1400 jarobinson@jamesgmartin.center Raleigh, NC—The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal strongly disagrees with the AAUP’s resolution to condemn UNC. On June 16, the governing council of the American Association of University Professors voted unanimously to pass a joint resolution condemning the university system … Continue reading “Martin Center Responds to AAUP Resolution on UNC”


Free Speech in Peril at West Virginia Colleges

West Virginia’s four-year colleges and universities maintain nearly 100 policies that restrict freedom of speech, according to a new report from the Cardinal Institute for West Virginia Policy, the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression (FIRE), and the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal. “Freedom of speech is a core West Virginia value,” said … Continue reading “Free Speech in Peril at West Virginia Colleges”


Martin Center Supports Free Speech Proposals at Cornell

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 9, 2022 Contact: Jenna A. Robinson President 919-828-1400 jarobinson@jamesgmartin.center Raleigh, NC—Today, Martin Center president Jenna A. Robinson wrote to Cornell President Martha Pollack in support of two proposals to protect and promote free speech at Cornell University. The proposals were made by the Cornell Free Speech Alliance. The first proposal is … Continue reading “Martin Center Supports Free Speech Proposals at Cornell”


Call for Proposals: Free Enterprise Course Development Grant

The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) and the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal (Martin Center) are pleased to announce that we are working with an anonymous donor to offer grants for faculty at public universities in North Carolina to develop new courses and course material on free enterprise. Our aim is … Continue reading “Call for Proposals: Free Enterprise Course Development Grant”


The Martin Center’s George Leef Publishes His First Novel

George Leef, the Martin Center’s long-serving director of editorial content, has just written his first novel, entitled The Awakening of Jennifer Van Arsdale. The publisher is Post Hill Press. The novel’s setting is the American political scene in the near future. The country has been under complete “progressive” domination for more than eight years and … Continue reading “The Martin Center’s George Leef Publishes His First Novel”


Martin Center Publishes “End Political Litmus Tests in Education Act”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 9, 2022 Contact: Jenna A. Robinson President 919-828-1400 jarobinson@jamesgmartin.center Raleigh, NC—The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal has published model legislation to prohibit colleges, universities, and public schools from requiring diversity statements from potential hires. Diversity statements serve as de facto litmus tests to gauge potential employees’ agreement with the … Continue reading “Martin Center Publishes “End Political Litmus Tests in Education Act””


Hiring Summer Research Intern

The Martin Center is seeking a research intern for its summer 2022 internship program. The intern will work with staff and scholars at the Martin Center and will learn about higher education and free-market principles through assigned readings and speaker events. Our interns also conduct research for our scholars and write articles. Our summer interns … Continue reading “Hiring Summer Research Intern”


Martin Center Responds to UNC School of Medicine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 25, 2022 Contact: Jenna A. Robinson President 919-828-1400 jarobinson@jamesgmartin.center RALEIGH, NC – On January 25, the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal responded to a presentation by Dr. Wesley Burks, dean of the UNC School of Medicine. The following letter was sent to members of the UNC Board of Governors,  … Continue reading “Martin Center Responds to UNC School of Medicine”


New Report Examines Influence of Critical Social Justice in the UNC System, Recommends Reform

Raleigh, NC—A new report from the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal examines the rapid advancement of a Critical Social Justice ideology across the UNC System under the guise of seemingly innocuous Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) programs. Both Critical Social Justice and DEI, with their emphasis on group identity within a victim-oppressor framework, … Continue reading “New Report Examines Influence of Critical Social Justice in the UNC System, Recommends Reform”


Davidson poised to become first private college in North Carolina to adopt free expression statement

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 9, 2021 – Davidson College is on the cusp of becoming the first private college in North Carolina to adopt a version of the Chicago Statement — the modern “gold standard” of commitments to free expression on campus. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education and the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal applaud President … Continue reading “Davidson poised to become first private college in North Carolina to adopt free expression statement”