AFA News

AFA Statement on NYU Prof. Maitland Jones

AFA Releases Statement on NYU Prof. Maitland Jones NYU refused to rehire Jones over his professional judgement in grading  PRINCETON, NJ – The Academic Freedom Alliance (AFA) today released a statement on the non-renewal of employment for Prof. Maitland Jones of New...

The Precarious State of Academic Freedom

The Precarious State of Academic Freedom: An Interview with Amna Khalid and Jeffrey Snyder Conducted and edited by Howard Muncy Amna Khalid and Jeffrey Snyder are professors at Carleton College in Minnesota.  Khalid is an associate professor of history and Snyder is...

New Podcast Episode: Interview with Mitch Daniels

New Podcast Episode: Interview with Mitch Daniels A new episode of the Academic Freedom Podcast is out now, featuring an interview with Mitch Daniels, the outgoing president of Purdue University and former Republican governor of Indiana. The interview is conducted...

AFA Calls for An End to Required Diversity Statements

AFA Calls for An End to Required Diversity Statements Statement says forced pledges of conformity “threaten to impose a suffocating orthodoxy” PRINCETON, NJ – The Academic Freedom Alliance (AFA) today released a statement urging institutions of higher education to...

AFA Sends Letter to Penn on Amy Wax

AFA Sends Letter to Penn on Amy Wax Letter calls for end to consideration of “major sanction” against Wax PRINCETON, NJ – The Academic Freedom Alliance (AFA) today sent a letter to the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) in defense of Professor Amy Wax, Robert Mundheim...

Remembering John Hardy Lewis

Remembering John Hardy Lewis The Academic Freedom Alliance (AFA) joins with friends, family, and the legal community in remembering John Hardy Lewis, a member of our Legal Advisory Council, a distinguished attorney, and an admired member of his community. Mr. Lewis...

AFA Sends Letter to St. Olaf College in Minnesota

AFA Sends Letter to St. Olaf College in Minnesota Letter calls out a “grievous assault on the intellectual climate of the college” PRINCETON, NJ – The Academic Freedom Alliance (AFA) today sent a letter to St. Olaf College regarding its decision to rescind Professor...

Letter to Concordia Wisconsin on Gregory Schulz

Letter to Concordia Wisconsin on Gregory Schulz Rev. Dr. Schulz suspended for criticizing university’s “wokeness” PRINCETON, NJ – The Academic Freedom Alliance (AFA) sent a letter today to Concordia University Wisconsin regarding Rev. Dr. Gregory Schulz, a tenured...

AFA Case Updates

The Academic Freedom Alliance (AFA) today issued the following updates on three cases in which it is involved.

AFA Statement on Mandatory Statements

AFA Statement on Mandatory Statements AFA: Universities must not mandate that faculty embrace certain statements of values PRINCETON, NJ – Today, the Academic Freedom Alliance (AFA) issued a statement regarding the rising incidence of universities requiring faculty to...

AFA Membership Surpasses 400

The Academic Freedom Alliance announced that its membership has grown to 406 faculty members across the United States. Since launching in March 2021 with more than 200 founding members, the AFA has continued to add a diverse contingent of new members in a rolling invitation and review process overseen by its Membership Committee.

AFA Condemns Suspension of Michigan Professor Bright Sheng

AFA Condemns Suspension of Michigan Professor Bright Sheng In a letter, the AFA criticizes suspension as “egregious violation” of academic freedom PRINCETON, NJ – This week, the Academic Freedom Alliance sent a letter to the president and provost of the University of...

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Individuals at academic institutions should not fear suppression or retaliation for teaching, writing, or speaking. We encourage you to join the movement in supporting the flourishing of intellectual life and the pursuit of knowledge and truth at institutions of higher learning.