Press Releases

Doctor Sues Mayo Clinic Over Academic Freedom Violations

Doctor Sues Mayo Clinic Over Academic Freedom Violations Clinic punished Dr. Michael Joyner over expert comments to press PRINCETON, NJ – The Academic Freedom Alliance (AFA) today announced that Michael Joyner, M.D. is suing the Mayo Clinic College and two of its...

AFA Files Amicus Brief on Florida’s “Stop WOKE Act”

AFA Files Amicus Brief on Florida’s Unconstitutional “Stop WOKE Act” Brief Filed with 11th Circuit calls Act “unconstitutionally vague and overbroad” PRINCETON, NJ – The Academic Freedom Alliance (AFA) today filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the...

Public Letters

i

Letter to USC on Professor Strauss

November 12, 2023

i

Letter to Mayo Clinic After It Disciplines Doctor for Transgender Comments

June 7, 2023

i

Letter to Hamline University Over Dismissal of Professor

January 3, 2023

i

AFA Statement on NYU Prof. Maitland Jones

October 14, 2022

i

Letter to University of Idaho on Abortion Guidance

September 29, 2022

i

Letter to Penn on Amy Wax

July 18, 2022

i

Letter to St. Olaf College in Minnesota

April 25, 2022

i

Letter to San Diego State on Professor’s Suspension

March 8, 2022

i

Letter to University of Dayton on Speaker Disinvitation

March 2, 2022

i

Letter to Concordia Wisconsin on Gregory Schultz

February 28, 2022

i

Letter to SUNY Fredonia Regarding Stephen Kershnar

February 3, 2022

i

Letter to Collin College on Michael Phillips

February 3, 2022

i

Letter to Georgetown Law on Ilya Shapiro

February 2, 2022

i

Letter to the University of Pennsylvania regarding Amy Wax

January 18, 2022

i

Letter to LSU Regarding Robert Mann

December 9, 2021

i

AFA Letter to University of Illinois regarding Jason Kilborn

December 1, 2021

i

AFA Letter to Old Dominion University regarding Allyn Walker

December 1, 2021

i

Letter to University of Rochester Regarding David Bleich

November 30, 2021

i

Follow up letter to the University of Michigan

November 16, 2021

i

Letter to Indiana University on Open Records Requests

November 16, 2021

i

Second Letter to University of Florida

November 2, 2021

i

Letter to University of Florida on Professors' Rights to Serve as Witnesses

November 1, 2021

i

Letter to Truckee Meadows Community College on Prof. Lars Jensen

October 22, 2021

i

Letter to University of Michigan on Prof. Bright Sheng

October 18, 2021

i

Second letter to MIT on Abbot disinvitation

October 18, 2021

i

First letter to MIT on Abbot disinvitation

October 4, 2021

i

Letter to Air Force Academy on Prof. Lynne Chandler Garcia

July 13, 2021

i

Letter to University of San Diego on Prof. Tom Smith

March 22, 2021

Guidance Statements

i

Joint Letter on Institutional Neutrality

February 7, 2024

i

Statement on Campus Protests regarding Events in Israel and Gaza

November 14, 2023

i

AFA Calls for an End to “Divisive Concepts” Legislation

January 9, 2023

i

AFA Calls for An End to Required Diversity Statements

August 22, 2022

i

Guidance Statement on Mandatory Statements

November 5, 2021

Learn More About the Academic Freedom Alliance

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.