Is a $25 million judgement against Oberlin College going to chill free speech – or is the wealth of a publicly subsidized private college helping polarize debates about race and politics?
The pressure for universities to take action on free speech may be more about politics than anything else.
There is growing concern that China is trying to use universities to silence its critics in the West.
Disinviting a person to speak on a university campus adds up to abandoning freedom and speech.
Tensions between the government and the university sector ran high in 2018, with the government cutting funding to student places and research and a big push back from universities.
The Institute for Public Affairs' audit of academic freedom pits people either for or against universities. This prevents us from having thorough conversations about real threats to academic freedom.
Glyn Davis lays out the evidence (or lack thereof) for the argument that free speech on campuses is at risk.
The University of Reading wrongly judged that Geras' essay, which discusses political violence, might fall foul of the government's Prevent strategy.
Durham University student Matthew Hedges has been jailed for life for 'spying' in UAE.
Universities should very rarely prevent controversial speakers from spreading their message.
Would an academic work that makes a case for genocide be fair game for publication, or is it beyond the ethical bounds of legitimate scholarly debate?
Jordan Peterson's lawsuit against Laurier is hardly the action of a free speech advocate. Here's how he resembles Cleon of ancient Greece.
Lecturers remain concerned about limits the Prevent duty places on freedom of expression.
Most universities do, in fact, mention academic freedom in several policy documents, such as enterprise bargaining agreements and other codes of conduct.
Though free speech on campus is often a divisive issue, solutions are not hard to find, a First Amendment scholar argues.
Australian higher education policy debates focus primarily on how and by whom universities are funded. This diminishes understanding of universities' democratic purpose and wider social mission.
As Venezuela's May 20 election approaches, scholars and students at the country's autonomous universities continue the fight for knowledge and freedom.
Academic freedom is routinely recognised as an important principle that is enshrined in a range of governance policies - but staff at one university say it is under threat.
Politics with Michelle Grattan: Clive Hamilton and Richard Rigby on Chinese influence in Australia.
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The Australia-China relationship is again in the headlines, with reports of strains between the two countries, resulting in federal ministers who want to visit finding it hard to get visas.
In his new book "University Commons Divided," former University of Saskatchewan President Peter MacKinnon examines the attack on freedom of expression at Canadian universities.