Students who would like to advance liberty and free expression on their campuses have an excellent ally in Heterodox Academy.
The Open Inquiry blog is intended to keep you updated with the latest information and available resources surrounding free speech and open inquiry on college campuses. One of the resources you should know about is Heterodox Academy.
Heterodox Academy Members
Heterodox Academy is a politically diverse group of social scientists, natural scientists, humanists, and … Keep Reading
The Dean of Students at the University of Chicago sent a letter to all incoming freshman this week outlining what they can expect to find upon arriving on campus this fall—a university dedicated to open discourse and the free expression of all ideas.
As reported by The Chicago Maroon, a student newspaper on campus:
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In June, the online magazine Heatstreet published this investigative report of how the Bias Response Team at one university (University of Northern Colorado) is affecting campus culture. Unsurprisingly for those who have been reading the Open Inquiry Project blog, the cultural effect is not positive.
Professors have been advised not to repeat … Keep Reading
Among its findings: 39% of Americans cannot name a single right protected by the First Amendment, including 27% of those with a college degree. And, while 57% … Keep Reading
The New York Times recently published this interesting story, of which all university stakeholders should take notice. On campuses across the country, many alumni feel that they no longer recognize the universities they love and support as a result of the shift in campus culture away from open inquiry and free speech. … Keep Reading
“Microaggression,” an unintentional slight that may have the effect of offending a person, such as asking someone with a foreign last name where they “really come from.” You are likely familiar with this concept as it has gained in popularity over the last few years. Indeed, many colleges have been adding microaggressions to their … Keep Reading
The Chronicle of Higher Education recently published this fascinating article detailing attempts on various campuses to revise their speech codes. The experiences of faculty, students, and administrators at CUNY, University of Missouri-Columbia, and other schools make useful case studies showing how campus stakeholders must find common ground to create lasting change. Stories … Keep Reading
Inside Higher Ed recently published this interesting piece, which shows how faculty can be concerned that discourse be respectful and decent, but still oppose speech codes that proscribe and sanction the expression of opinions, even those which some find offensive. As the author, Jonathan Zimmerman puts it,
Every court that has examined these codes has found them … Keep Reading