Martin Center Publishes Report on Gag Orders in Academia

Raleigh, NC—Stephen Baskerville, PhD, who has worked more than 30 years in universities in the United States and Europe, has authored a new report for the Martin Center entitled “Scholastic Gag Orders: NDAs, Mandatory Arbitration, and the Legal Threat to Academics.” The publication focuses on two methods that colleges and universities use to rid themselves of the … Continue reading “Martin Center Publishes Report on Gag Orders in Academia”


Martin Center publishes “Blueprint for Reform: Trigger Warnings” policy paper

Raleigh, NC—The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal has published its sixth paper in the “Blueprint for Reform” series, “Blueprint for Reform: Trigger Warnings.” Trigger warnings are framed as helpful tools for students, when in fact they present a number of negative externalities. This new paper recommends steps that policymakers can take to protect … Continue reading “Martin Center publishes “Blueprint for Reform: Trigger Warnings” policy paper”


Sex Discrimination Is Rampant at North Carolina Universities

Raleigh, NC—Adam Kissel, former deputy assistant secretary for higher education programs at the U.S. Department of Education and current senior fellow at the Cardinal Institute for West Virginia Policy, has authored a new report for the Martin Center entitled “Pervasive Sex Discrimination at North Carolina Universities.” The publication focuses on the programs and activities that bar men … Continue reading “Sex Discrimination Is Rampant at North Carolina Universities”


Martin Center Publishes “Blueprint for Reform: Ensuring Freedom of Association on Campus” Policy Paper

Raleigh, NC—The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal has published its fifth paper in the “Blueprint for Reform” series, “Blueprint for Reform: Ensuring Freedom of Association on Campus.” Freedom of association is a fundamental right guaranteed by the Constitution, yet some colleges and universities have failed to secure that right for their students. This new paper … Continue reading “Martin Center Publishes “Blueprint for Reform: Ensuring Freedom of Association on Campus” Policy Paper”


The New Guide to Due Process for Higher Education Policymakers

Raleigh, NC—The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal has published its fourth paper in the “Blueprint for Reform” series, “Blueprint for Reform: Due Process on Campus.” Although guaranteed by the Constitution, students’ rights to due process have been violated in significant ways; the paper provides recommendations to higher education policy makers for ensuring that students’ rights … Continue reading “The New Guide to Due Process for Higher Education Policymakers”


Martin Center Staff Members Sign the Philadelphia Statement

Raleigh, NC—To reaffirm the American values of free speech and civil discourse, Jenna A. Robinson, George Leef, Jay Schalin, Shannon Watkins, and Sumantra Maitra of The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal have signed the Philadelphia Statement, a project directed by a diverse array of thinkers and scholars and aimed at pushing back against the … Continue reading “Martin Center Staff Members Sign the Philadelphia Statement”


Martin Center Publishes “Blueprint for Reform: Free Speech” Policy Recommendations

Raleigh, NC—The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal has published a new paper in its “Blueprints for Reform” series, a growing set of policy recommendations for higher education decision makers. The latest paper, “Blueprint for Reform: Free Speech on Campus”, explains the importance of freedom of expression as it pertains to the mission of higher education … Continue reading “Martin Center Publishes “Blueprint for Reform: Free Speech” Policy Recommendations”


Martin Center Publishes “Blueprint for Reform: Institutional Neutrality” Policy Paper

Raleigh, NC—The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal has published its second paper in the “Blueprints for Reform” series, a growing set of policy recommendations for higher education decision makers. The latest paper, “Blueprint for Reform: Institutional Neutrality,” provides a rationale for promoting institutional neutrality and specific recommendations on how to protect it. Jenna A. Robinson, … Continue reading “Martin Center Publishes “Blueprint for Reform: Institutional Neutrality” Policy Paper”


Martin Center Publishes “Blueprint for Reform: Viewpoint Diversity” Policy Paper

Raleigh, NC—In the first of a new series of policy papers, the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal published its recommendations for higher education policy makers on the topic of viewpoint diversity in academia. Jenna A. Robinson, president of the Martin Center, said, “We all know that there isn’t much viewpoint diversity on campuses. … Continue reading “Martin Center Publishes “Blueprint for Reform: Viewpoint Diversity” Policy Paper”


The James G. Martin Center Endorses Tuition Payer Bill of Rights

Today, the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal joined eight other organizations in endorsing the Tuition Payer Bill of Rights. The petition, created by Partners for College Affordability and Public Trust, calls for strong consumer protections for students and families who pay tuition bills.  Other signatories include Third Way, Young Invincibles, the Hildreth Institute, … Continue reading “The James G. Martin Center Endorses Tuition Payer Bill of Rights”