Category Archives: Academic Freedom

In the Crosshairs or On the Mark?

February 15, 2013 This morning’s Inside Higher Ed has a piece on the heat being put on some college and universities presidents for failing to sign a letter to President Obama in support of stronger gun control legislation. The initiative … Continue reading

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Academic Freedom: Sponsorship and the BDS Controversy

February 6, 2013 What does it mean to “sponsor” an event at a college or university? That issue has been thrown into high profile by a controversy that has erupted at Brooklyn College (CUNY) occasioned by an event scheduled for … Continue reading

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In Praise of Diversity

July 20, 2012 I’ve written often on this blog about issues of academic freedom, a value the academy seems both to cherish and to misunderstand. Thus, I was particularly pleased to see this recent opinion piece on “Valuing Diversity of … Continue reading

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Academic Community

April 25, 2012 Stumbling about on the web looking for some information, I came across this webpage that contains a mission statement for the School of Theology at Boston University and also contains a set of Community Principles. The statement … Continue reading

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Academic Freedom in the Arts

January 13, 2012 Daniel Grant has an essay in today’s Inside Higher Ed entitled “Free Speech and (Offensive) Art.”  Grant’s brief bio describes him as someone who writes about career and business issues in the arts, and occasionally teaches at … Continue reading

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