Academic Freedom

Wilhelm von Humboldt

A Marketplace of Ideas? Yes. A Market? No

Research and teaching have never been free from external constraints and public universities have long been expected to justify the resources society devotes to them. But universities feel threatened and increasingly incapable of fulfilling their primary functions.

5 years ago
Steven Salaita

L’affaire Salaita: Can Activism Go a Tweet Too Far?

Social media allows scholars to discuss and debate current affairs like never before, but on a very public stage. Brent E. Sasley and Mira Sucharov examine and assess one academic’s tweets on the Israel-Gaza crisis and the questions raised over his style and approach.

5 years ago
Government Shutdown rally

Sequestering Speech: Stories of the Shutdown

Thousands of scientists across the US feel cutbacks are seriously restricting their research and contributions. Gretchen Goldman asks scientists for their reaction and about impact on their work

6 years ago
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