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Category Archives: academic freedom

Why Freedom of Expression Isn’t a Dangerous Mistake

At Minding the Campus, National Association of Scholars president Peter Wood calls the adoption by other colleges of the University of Chicago statement on freedom of expression “a dangerous mistake.” … Continue reading

October 9, 2015 · 3 Comments

LSU Senate Replies to Administration

Late yesterday I posted news that the Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge Faculty Senate had voted by an overwhelming 39-5 margin to censure LSU Chancellor-President F. King Alexander and … Continue reading

October 7, 2015 · 1 Comment

LSU Faculty Senate Censures Top Administrators in Teresa Buchanan Case

By an overwhelming 39-5 vote the Louisiana State University (LSU) Faculty Senate today (October 6) voted to censure three top administrators for their roles in the dismissal of tenured professor … Continue reading

October 6, 2015 · 3 Comments

A Reponse to John K. Wilson on The Kids Aren’t Intolerant

By April Kelly-Woessner I would like to thank John K. Wilson for sending me his comments about my HeterodoxAcademy blog and inviting me to respond. There are a lot of … Continue reading

October 6, 2015 · 1 Comment

A History and Defense of Tenure

Sol Gittleman, the Alice and Nathan Gantcher University Professor at Tufts University, has been a professor of German, Judaic studies and biblical literature and is a former provost of Tufts.  … Continue reading

October 6, 2015 · 3 Comments

Among School Children: A Review of Steven Salaita’s “Uncivil Rites: Palestine and the Limits of Academic Freedom”

This is the second of our reviews of this book. The first one, published earlier today, can be found here. From dead infants in Gaza to Israeli students killed on … Continue reading

October 6, 2015 · 1 Comment

A Civil Salaita

Today is the publication of Steven Salaita’s new book, Uncivil Rites: Palestine and the Limits of Academic Freedom (Haymarket Books). Salaita’s book is smart, charming, funny, intense, civil, and sincere—and … Continue reading

October 6, 2015 · 27 Comments

The Kids Aren’t Intolerant

April Kelly-Woessner argued last week at Heterodox Academy that “young people are less politically tolerant than their parents’ generation.” Titled, “How Marcuse made today’s students less tolerant than their parents,” … Continue reading

October 4, 2015 · 5 Comments

India, Free Speech and Academic Freedom

One of the most disheartening events of this past summer on the Academe blog was the rise of invective in the comments that started with our posting of a guest commentary by … Continue reading

October 3, 2015 · 8 Comments

Course on 9-11 at the University of North Carolina Attacked by Young Republicans and the Pope Center

At the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Neel Ahuja is teaching a course on the literature related to the 9-11 terrorist attacks. In response to concerns raised by both … Continue reading

October 2, 2015 · 8 Comments



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