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University of Washington Professor Sues School Over Land Acknowledgement Statement

Stuart Reges, a computer science professor at the University of Washington (UW), filed a lawsuit against the school this week over an alleged violation...

Yale Law Dean Criticizes Students for Protesting Controversial Campus Speaker

Yale Law School Dean Heather Gerken released a statement Monday saying the students who protested against a controversial speaker earlier this month engaged in...

University of Michigan’s Ford School Addresses Social Inequities through Increased Dialogue...

Education and community engagement are perhaps the most crucial keys to addressing the issues of systemic racism and social injustice within the world of...

University of Oregon Student Government Proposes Critical Race Theory Undergraduate Requirement

The University of Oregon’s (UO) student government is hoping to work with university administrators in implementing a critical race theory (CRT) curriculum requirement for...

New Texas University Aims to Combat “Culture of Censorship” on College...

A group of academics and activists, many of whom are critics of higher education, are laying the foundation for a new private university in...

UC Merced Website, Workshops Advance the Conversation About Free Speech on...

In 2021, the University of California, Merced (UC Merced), a Hispanic-Serving Institution, launched a website promoting the idea of free speech in tandem with...

Chapman University Will Not Fire Professor Who Attended Pro-Trump Rally

The president of Chapman University says he will not terminate John Eastman, an endowed professor and constitutional law scholar who spoke at a Trump...

Education Department Launches Free Speech Hotline for Higher Ed Community

During a December 8 meeting, the U.S. Department of Education announced a new national free speech hotline email where individuals can report First Amendment...

Free Speech Center Launches Publication About First Amendment Issues in Higher...

In December 2019, the University of California (UC) National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement published its first edition of Speech Spotlight, a...

Free Speech Executive Order Challenges Academic Freedom at Research Institutions

A recent federal mandate threatens to pull money for research from colleges and universities that don’t enforce free speech, but uncertainty around what constitutes a...

Trump Follows Through on Executive Order Regarding Free Speech on College...

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday that ties federal research funding to colleges and universities’ compliance with free speech laws. Trump first mentioned...

Trump Promises to Withhold Higher Education Research Funding in Partisan Dispute

President Donald Trump says he would issue an executive order that will prohibit U.S. colleges and universities from receiving federal research funds if they...

Justice Anthony M. Kennedy’s Retirement Has Major Implications for Equal Rights...

On June 27, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy announced plans to retire later this summer. Appointed by Ronald Reagan, Kennedy is a...

Taking Liberties: The Need for First Amendment Education in the New...

The impact of increasing political polarization in the U.S. is nowhere more prevalent than on college campuses, where students are feeling more and more...

Higher Education (PROSPER) Act: Free Speech or Discrimination?

The Higher Education (PROSPER) Act, which dictates how and why federal aid can be distributed to students and colleges, is up for renewal. Republican...

College Athletes Speak Out

Student-athletes are using their platform to call out racial injustices as schools struggle with how to respond Long-time bastions of free expression and social justice,...

Disinvited: Political Ideologies and Free Speech Collide on College Campuses

The lessons colleges and universities are learning from hosting controversial speakers In a time of both increasing diversity and deepening political divides, U.S. colleges and universities...

Amidst Free Speech Debate on College Campuses, Conservative Lawmakers Take Action

In the wake of violent protests that resulted in the cancellation of conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos’ scheduled speech at the University of California, Berkeley...

A Balancing Act

How colleges and universities are struggling with the intersection of freedom of speech and inclusivity on campus In the U.S., freedom of speech is a right...