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Victories in Academic Freedom

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On January 26, 2022
You may have followed the case of Lora Burnett (better known on Twitter by L.D. Burnett) and how Collin College in Texas fired her because she tweeted that Mike Pence has “a little demon mouth,” which led some right-wing Texas legislator to call her college president and demand she be fired. And of course said […]

Cancel Culture!

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On August 1, 2021

I for one can’t believe that Bari Weiss and Thomas Chatterton Williams haven’t been all over the case of Garrett Felber, a leftist historian at the University of Mississippi fired for crit

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Good Job NYU

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On March 31, 2015
NYU deciding to open an Abu Dhabi just gets more and more embarrassing for the school. You’d think the school would consider academic freedom and the protections of its faculty in the United Arab Emirates. But of course it didn’t. Because it was always about cashing checks.

Salaita Update

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On August 23, 2014
Sadly, the University of Illinois, after two meetings of the Board of Trustees, has decided to stick with the firing of Stephen Salaita for his anti-Israel war on Gaza positions as stated on Twitter. We’ve had several posts here about this case and as we’ve expressed, this is an outrageous attack on the free speech […]

Lessons of Salaita

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On August 21, 2014

Why have we seen a recent crackdown on academic freedom and freedom of speech against academics, whether Stephen Salaita or myself? The answer is that administrators are scared of controversy. It remi

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