This week, Boston Magazine published a very interesting article on the lack of intellectual diversity on Northeastern campuses. The article features an interview with Professor Samuel Abrams of Sarah Lawrence College, whose New York Times piece on this topic caused a stir last summer.
From the magazine:
Last spring, Samuel Abrams, a … Keep Reading
On December 11th the Wall Street Journal ran this article highlighting the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education’s (FIRE) tenth annual report. This report surveys FIRE’s full database of 345 four-year public universities and 104 private four-year universities. FIRE ranks the speech codes of these universities using a stop light … Keep Reading
Anyone interested in free speech on campus should read Jonathan Zimmerman’s latest piece in the Chronicle of Higher Education.
Zimmerman argues that the fight for racial equality, far from being necessarily hostile to free expression, actually requires the latitude to speak one’s mind freely. Zimmerman reminds his readers that “just about every great … Keep Reading
Academics like me are deeply saddened by a report on the status of student media recently released by the American Association of University Professors, Threats to an Independent Student Media.
A call to metaphorical arms, the report should be widely circulated and read. The AAUP portrays the variety of ways in which campus … Keep Reading
According to a recent report released by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), there has been a rise in incidents involving the restriction of material provided by student journalists for their university newspapers.
There are many ways for universities to protect free speech and open inquiry on campus, from policy changes that eliminate stifling speech codes, to simple statements in favor of free speech from university officials.
In light of the recent election, many colleges and universities have had to think deeply about how to ensure their campuses remain places of free speech and open inquiry.
A worrisome trend on campus which undermines viewpoint diversity and open inquiry is the push by some staff and faculty to pressure event organizers to disinvite speakers with whom they disagree.
Though these disinvitations happen most often around commencement time, notable speakers are seeing their invitations revoked more often during the regular school year as … Keep Reading
In this wonderful article, from the University of Texas at Austin’s student newspaper, we see how the best reaction to speech with which we disagree is not to make that speech illegal, but rather to debate the content of that speech and try to persuade others of our opinions.
Recently a student group … Keep Reading