Free Speech in Today’s Academia

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By Greg Lukianoff and Angel Eduardo
February 28, 2024 The Free Press

Introducing America’s 10 Worst Censors
by FIRE, February 13, 2024

It’s Time to Adopt Institutional Neutrality
by Academic Freedom Alliance, Heterodox Academy, and FIRE, February 12, 2024

AFA joins with FIRE and HxA to Call for Institutional Neutrality
AFA Press Release, February 7, 2024

Ten common-sense reforms for colleges and universities
by FIRE, Feb. 1, 2024

New FIRE report finds 85% of top colleges have restrictive speech codes
by FIRE, January 31, 2024

Campus culture wars are a teachable moment in how freedom of speech and academic freedom differ
By Jacob T. Levy, The Globe and Mail, January 12, 2024

Viral Anti-Semitism Testimony Exposes Duplicity Over Campus Free Speech
by Michael Washburn
Dec. 21, 2023

Elite American Universities Completely Beyond Hope
by Francis Menton, Manhattan Contrarian
Dec. 20, 2023

The Academy at the Crossroads
By Heather MacDonald, City Journal, Dec. 13, 2023

American universities face a reckoning over academic freedom
By The Economist
Dec. 12, 2023

How to Really Fix American Higher Education
by Bari Weiss, The Free Press
Dec. 12, 2023

The Ivy League Mask Falls
by the Wall Street Journal Editorial Board
Dec. 10, 2023

What the University Presidents Got Right and Wrong About Antisemitic Speech
by David French, New York Times
Dec. 10, 2023

The Politics of Campus Free Speech Draw Scrutiny
by Douglas Belkin and Laura Kusisto – Wall Street Journal
December 9, 2023

How Were the Universities Lost?
by Victor Davis Hanson
Dec. 8, 2023

Where Free Speech Ends and Lawbreaking Begins
By Ilya Shapiro
November 27, 2023

Choose Counterspeech Over Cancel Culture
by Nadine Strossen and Pamela Paresky – Time
NOVEMBER 21, 2023

Perspective: College presidents can change the hostile environment on campuses
The speech climate at schools is dramatically influenced by administrators’ behavior
By Samuel J. Abrams
Nov 19, 2023

A Free Speech Fix for our Divided Campuses
by Suzanne Nossel
Nov. 18, 2023 Wall Street Journal

Dissenting faculty score a rare win against retaliation by the powers of DEI 
by Jonathan Turley
Nov. 18, 2023

Hamas’s Barbarity Heightens the Crisis in Higher Education – WSJ
By Michael R. Bloomberg
Nov. 17, 2023 5:04 pm ET

War and the Collapse of the Campus Speech Consensus: Israel, Hamas, and the contradictions of college administrators” By Geoff Shullenberger (November 9, 2023, The Chronicle of Higher Education)

“The Wisdom of the University of Chicago’s ‘Kalven Report’,” by the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression, suggests that colleges and universities should remain neutral in terms of social issues of the day.  (October 12, 2023)


Statehouses, Not Student Activists, Are the Real Threat to Free Speech
By Eduardo Penalver, The Chronicle of Higher Education May 17, 2023

The DEI Trojan Horse Is a University Leadership Failure | Opinion
Mar 21, 2023 at 6:00 AM EDT
By Dorian S. Abbot and Ivan Marinovic


Colleges Should Compete on Free Speech

Professor Randy Wayne – Why I Fight

College Alumni Groups Spread Nationally to Counter ‘Cancel Culture’ – By Susan Svrluga

The perilous quest for equal results in academia by Professor Amy Wax

Alumni Free Speech Alliance

Rights in Education (FIRE)

Some thoughts on the Academic Freedom Alliance

Alumni Withhold Donations, Demand Colleges Enforce Free Speech

Introduction: free speech & the academy

We Can’t Wait for Universities to Fix Themselves by Dr. Pano Kanelos, President of the University of Austin

My University Sacrificed Ideas for Ideology. So Today I Quit by Prof. Peter Boghossian

Free Speech on Campus By Ned Hall