Academic Freedom

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New Statement Supports Academic Inquiry by Actors Both On and Off Campus

More than 90 organizations based in higher education, ranging from the American Council on Education and American Association of University Professors to the Yes We Must Coalition and EDUCAUSE, have signed a statement supporting “academic inquiry and debate” on American campuses.

4 months ago
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Academic Freedom Can Clash With Employers’ Rights in U.S.

First Amendment law in the United states generally prohibits the government from restricting individuals’ right to speak freely. But the First Amendment rules that apply to the government when it limits the speech of its own employees are much more government-friendly, allowing greater restrictions of those workers’ speech.

7 months ago
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Some Thoughts on Academic Internationalization in China

Within Communist academia, scholarship is managed top-down to a significant degree, for the benefit of part, state and society, and independent research operates in the nooks and crannies that remain. In this institutional environment, independent public speech carries a considerable risk, as does, to an extent, independent thought.

10 months ago
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