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Some Academic Freedom Victories

Keith E. Whittington, Reason
May 5, 2021

Opinion and Commentary

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The Data Is In — Trigger Warnings Don’t Work

Amna Khalid & Jeffrey Aaron Snyder, The Chronicle of Higher Education
September 15, 2021

A Good Statement on Faculty Speech from Syracuse

Keith E. Whittington, Reason.com
September 14, 2021

Is It Ever OK to Enunciate a Slur in the Classroom?

Randall Kennedy, The Chronicle of Higher Education
September 10, 2021

Ten Ways to Defend Against a Cancellation Attack

Lee Jussim, Psychology Today
December 22, 2020

Academics Are Really, Really Worried About Their Freedom

John McWhorter, The Atlantic 
September 1, 2020

Free Speech Prevails at Princeton

Robert P. George, First Things
July 28, 2020

Protecting Academic Freedom in the Black Lives Matter Era

Jonathan Zimmerman, Inside Higher Ed
June 22, 2020

The Legal Problem With Diversity Statements

Brian Leiter, The Chronicle of Higher Education
March 13, 2020

Can We Guarantee That Colleges Are Intellectually Diverse?

Molly Worthen, The New York Times
August 30, 2019

Unpopular Speech in A Cold Climate

Jeannie Suk Gersen, The New Yorker
March 14, 2019 

How a Dispute Over the N-Word Became a Dispiriting Farce

Randall Kennedy, The Chronicle of Higher Education
February 8, 2019

Free Speech Is a Core Tenet of the Academy. College Trustees Really Ought to Know That.

Keith E. Whittington, The Chronicle of Higher Education
December 5, 2018

Truth Seeking, Democracy, and Freedom of Thought and Expression

A Statement by Robert P. George and Cornel West
March 14, 2017

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