A New Class of Campus Satire

With shows like “The Chair,” a fresh group of storytellers are using college life to explore — and lampoon — privilege and identity.

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Why Conservatives Like Me Should Stop Maligning Safe Spaces

I often have to ask my students to keep quiet — all in the name of open and free expression.

#academic-freedom, #cancel-culture, #censorship, #colleges-and-universities, #conservatism-us-politics, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #social-media

Sonny Perdue Is Sole Finalist to Lead Georgia’s Public Universities

The Board of Regents announced that the former Republican governor is its choice to become chancellor. His selection has angered professors concerned about academic freedom.

#academic-freedom, #accreditation, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #colleges-and-universities, #georgia, #perdue-sonny, #southern-association-of-colleges-and-schools

Georgetown Law, Don’t Punish Your New Hire for His Bad Tweets

This is a terrible time for liberal institutions to weaken academic freedom.

#academic-freedom, #censorship, #critical-race-theory, #education-k-12, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #georgetown-university, #shapiro-ilya

Yale to Evaluate Policies on Donor Gifts and Influence

Plans for a new faculty committee to protect academic freedom came after the head of a prestigious program resigned, citing donor interference.

#academic-freedom, #colleges-and-universities, #gage-beverly, #philanthropy, #salovey-peter, #the-grand-strategy-program, #yale-university

Hong Kong’s Pillar of Shame Is More Than a Statue

Shrinking the public space that preserves the memory of the 1989 Beijing uprising has effectively turned Hong Kong into another silent mainland city.

#academic-freedom, #censorship, #china, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #university-of-hong-kong

The Stain of Guantánamo: Torture

A terrorist’s testimony and a clemency letter by military officers. Also: Florida professors; religion and politics; health care; Mark Zuckerberg.

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In Florida, a Firestorm Over Silenced University Professors Grows

After the University of Florida blocked testimony in a voting rights lawsuit against the state, critics made accusations of political meddling. The governor denied the claims.

#academic-freedom, #colleges-and-universities, #desantis-ron, #florida, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #university-of-florida

Attacks on Tenure, in Georgia and Beyond

Attacks on tenure. Also: Angela Merkel and the future of Europe; beyond the nuclear family; “Squid Game.”

#academic-freedom, #colleges-and-universities, #european-union, #families-and-family-life, #georgia, #merkel-angela, #research, #squid-game-tv-program, #tenure

Florida Bars State Professors From Testifying in Voting Rights Case

After being hired as expert witnesses for groups opposing a restrictive voting law, three University of Florida academics were told they could not participate in the lawsuit against the state.

#academic-freedom, #colleges-and-universities, #desantis-ron, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #florida, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #university-of-florida, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

A Blackface ‘Othello’ Shocks, and a Professor Steps Back From Class

Students objected after the composer Bright Sheng showed the 1965 film of Laurence Olivier’s “Othello” to his class at the University of Michigan.

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Georgia’s University System Takes On Tenure

The Board of Regents has given its universities the power to fire tenured professors without faculty input. Now some fear that academic freedom is threatened, too.

#academic-freedom, #american-assn-of-university-professors, #colleges-and-universities, #georgia, #georgia-institute-of-technology, #kemp-brian-p, #tenure, #university-of-north-georgia

The Professor, the Donors and a Clash at Yale

A battle over academic freedom at Yale. Also: Senator Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona; hazing and assault on campus; bike chaos in New York; Messi’s goal.

#academic-freedom, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #colleges-and-universities, #democratic-party, #fraternities-and-sororities, #gage-beverly, #hazing, #messi-lionel, #new-york-city, #senate, #sexual-harassment, #sinema-kyrsten, #soccer, #yale-university

The Cancel Culture Panic and Middle-Aged Sadness

It’s painful to feel repelled by the sensibilities of the young.

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What the College Tenure Fight Is Really About

It’s a proxy for a larger debate about the meaning of academic freedom and the priorities of higher education.

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One Thing We Can Agree on Is That We’re Becoming a Different Country

Tolerance and intolerance are taking on many different guises.

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University Leaders Must Condemn Anti-Semitism on Campus

Colleges seem reluctant to condemn anti-Semitic speech and assaults.

#academic-freedom, #anti-defamation-league, #anti-semitism, #colleges-and-universities, #cyberharassment, #discrimination, #hillel-the-foundation-for-jewish-campus-life, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #north-america, #school-discipline-students

Debate Erupts at N.J. Law School After White Student Quotes Racial Slur

A Rutgers Law student repeated an epithet from a legal case, and now Black students at the New Jersey school are calling for a policy on slurs — and apologies.

#academic-freedom, #apologies, #black-people, #colleges-and-universities, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #foundation-for-individual-rights-in-education, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #handler-alan-b, #law-schools, #legal-profession, #new-jersey, #race-and-ethnicity, #rutgers-the-state-university-of-new-jersey, #vera-bergelson

The Social Justice Purge at Idaho Colleges

Republican lawmakers try to cancel diversity programs.

#academic-freedom, #boise-state-university, #colleges-and-universities, #critical-race-theory, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #idaho, #race-and-ethnicity, #state-legislatures

Heating Up Culture Wars, France to Scour Universities for Ideas That ‘Corrupt Society’

The government announced an investigation into social science research, broadening attacks on what it sees as destabilizing American influences.

#academic-freedom, #colleges-and-universities, #colonization, #discrimination, #france, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #muslims-and-islam, #politics-and-government, #religion-state-relations, #women-and-girls

Duterte’s Forces Have a New Target: University Students

The government in the Philippines has announced a decision to end a 32-year agreement barring security forces from a prestigious campus. Students say they won’t be intimidated.

#academic-freedom, #colleges-and-universities, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #duterte-rodrigo, #philippines, #politics-and-government, #school-discipline-students, #security-and-warning-systems

Hong Kong University to Fire Law Professor Who Inspired Protests

Benny Tai was convicted of public nuisance charges related to his leading role in the 2014 pro-democracy Umbrella Movement.

#academic-freedom, #colleges-and-universities, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #occupy-central, #tai-yiu-ting-benny, #university-of-hong-kong

University to Investigate Professor Who Tweeted About ‘Black Privilege’

The University of Central Florida said it had received complaints about bias and unfair treatment regarding the professor, Charles Negy, who has argued that “white Americans and white culture” are under siege.

#academic-freedom, #race-and-ethnicity, #social-media, #university-of-central-florida