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Quincy Wright on Academic Freedom and "Americanism"

Quincy Wright (1890-1970) served as the 20th president of the AAUP from 1944 to 1946. At the time of his election to the presidency, Wright had already served for almost two decades on Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure, and he would continue to serve on the committee for another decade. 788 more words

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The Waltham Review wonders: is Greg Lukianoff's "safe space" luxurious?

Being a principled defender of the free speech rights is a difficult role, particularly in today’s highly sensitive age and on our often-volatile university campuses.  The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education ( 723 more words

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Paul Hadweh's journey to academic freedom at UC Berkeley

The growth of Palestine solidarity movements on American campuses has triggered heated debates on academic freedom and protests against the suppression of fair and honest academic inquiry into Palestine – particularly in light of spreading awareness about Israeli violations of Palestinian human rights. 981 more words


Free Speech and Safe Space

I’ve debated for a little while about whether or not to write about the ongoing cultural discussion on “free speech” and “safe space” protections on campuses. 1,165 more words


Turn left for IKEA; right for PGCLTHE

You want to buy a beige lampshade. You hop on the wide-step escalators to the fourth floor entrance of IKEA.  There is only one way in, and beige lampshades are a curling set of turns two floors down, around “everything-you-never-wanted-but-now-you-desperately-need” of household paraphernalia. 514 more words

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Allowed Again, But Questions Remain about Suspension of Berkeley Class


Earlier today, UC-Berkeley Dean Carla Hesse rescinded her Sept. 13 suspension of the DeCal course on Palestine. But the controversy over her original suspension remains a hotly contested debate. 852 more words