Far from restoring confidence in these institutions, it's likely interventions will just inflame moral outrage
The issues dominating public debates about academic freedom are not where the greatest threats lie.
Enshrining the Model Code on Freedom of Speech and Academic Freedom in legislation won't ensure disagreements on campus remain civil. Here are some practical guidelines on how to disagree well.
Academic freedom will be defined in law. It will keep universities busy with compliance, but the main outcome is more symbolic: the government can say it has stood up for free speech.
The campaign for 'free speech on campus' mimics US and UK tactics of using a manufactured crisis to further the goal of increasing conservative political influence in universities.
A nationwide report on Islamophobia on campus reveals that friendships between those of different backgrounds is most effective at dispelling racist views.
Inclusive freedom reflects university values in protecting free thought, inquiry and expression, while protecting the dignity of all students and faculty by allowing them to equally contribute.
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?
Free inquiry has always been a fraught business, from Eden to Facebook, but is a key component of any open society. It shouldn't be taken for granted.
The pressure for universities to take action on free speech may be more about politics than anything else.
There's no evidence we have a problem with free speech on our campuses. The free speech inquiry is expensive and unnecessary.
A 90-minute presentation in 1968 showed off the earliest desktop computer system. In the process it introduced the idea that technology could make individuals better – if government funded research.
On the one-year anniversary of the tragedy in Charlottesville, we asked the presidents of Bowdoin, Elon and the University of Washington whether free speech should be treated differently on campus.
Though free speech on campus is often a divisive issue, solutions are not hard to find, a First Amendment scholar argues.
In new guidance, students and universities could be banned from censoring controversial speakers on campuses following the first ministerial intervention on free speech in 30 years.
Despite calls for their ouster, public university professors who utter offensive things enjoy free speech protection. But a scholar argues for another way to respond to what those professors say.
New laws pending in Wisconsin and North Carolina would require public universities to punish students who disrupt campus speakers. But these laws would do more to hinder free speech than protect it.
What legal rules must colleges and universities follow when it comes to speech on campus? And, beyond legal requirements, what is a school's obligation to protect – or limit – free speech?
Student protest has been in the political spotlight since Trump's election. Todd Gitlin, former president of Students for a Democratic Society, shares his perspective on protest in the 60s and now.
No-platforming is turning supposedly 'critically minded' events into adolescent cheerleading sessions.