AFA Newsletters

Monthly Newsletters

June 2024

June Update from the AFA Successful Resolution of Case at USC On June 20, we announced the favorable resolution of our case in defense of John Strauss, a professor at the University of Southern California who was accused of harassment by student protestors after he...

May 2024

May Update from the AFA The AFA has been hard at work throughout May on our existing cases, as well as reviewing several additional support requests from professors under fire for speech or conduct. While we took up a new case this week, the details are not yet...

April 2024

April Update from the AFA New Hearing in Dr. Joyner’s Case Against the Mayo Clinic On April 8th, Dr. Michael Joyner’s legal team, which is funded by the AFA, squared off in court against the Mayo Clinic in a new pretrial hearing. The hearing came in response to the...

March 2024

March Update from the AFA The AFA celebrated its third anniversary this month with a number of new actions on behalf of faculty under fire for protected speech. In addition to the below mentioned cases, we are currently investigating three new incidents to determine...

February 2024

February Update from the AFA Throughout February, the AFA has continued providing financial support in several cases, the details of which are currently private. We are in the process of reviewing several additional support requests from professors under fire for...

January 2024

January Update from the AFA The AFA is off to a busy start in 2024. Here are some updates from January.  Cases and Statements The AFA is currently providing financial support in four cases, the details of which are currently private. We are in the process of reviewing...

December 2023

December Update from the Academic Freedom Alliance Dear Members and Friends, It’s been a busy 2023 at the AFA and in the broader world of academic freedom. The events of October 7 and resulting controversies on campuses have brought our issues into the international...

November 2023

November Update from the Academic Freedom Alliance It’s been a busy month at the AFA and we’re grateful for your continued support as we advance our mission. This Tuesday was Giving Tuesday, but if you missed it, please consider donating now to support the cause of...

October 2023

October Update from the Academic Freedom Alliance The AFA is continuing to fight on behalf of members in academic freedom disputes and we expect to have updates on cases soon. In addition to our casework, here are some other activities from this past month.  The...

September 2023

September Update from the Academic Freedom Alliance Promoting the Princeton Principles Last month, the AFA helped call attention to the release of the Princeton Principles for a Campus Culture of Free Inquiry, which were issued by the James Madison Program in American...

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