Self-Censorship on Campus

 Samuel Abrams at AEI: Fire’s 2022-23 College Free Speech Rankings samples the views of almost 45,000 currently enrolled students at more than 200 American colleges and universities, the largest study of its kind to date. Like earlier iterations, it shows that...

Blue Bubbles

Samuel Abrams at AEI: Far too often, the headlines are missing the fact that so much closed-mindedness and balkanization in terms of openness toward engaging with political difference is far more pronounced on the left. And this is a phenomenon that I have observed as...

This is the Way

Daniel Stid: Those of us who believe that the purpose of the university is to pursue truth must engage with and persuade those who may not share our convictions.  A compelling way to do this is by practicing what the Heterodox Academy calls “The HxA Way,” which they...

DEI Statements

From the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education: FIRE is concerned by the proliferation of college and university policies requiring faculty applicants or current faculty to demonstrate their commitment to “diversity, equity, and inclusion,” often through a...

Open Inquiry on Campus

Heterodox Academy Open Inquiry Awards: Exceptional Student  Emma Camp graduated from the University of Virginia in 2022 with a degree in philosophy and English. While at the University of Virginia, she was a Jefferson Scholar, a regular freelance writer for Reason...

Free Speech on Campus

Eleventh Circuit decision in Speech First, Inc. v. Cartwright: speech policies at the University of Central Florida likely violate the First Amendment. [In] determining the propriety of preliminary injunctive relief[, we consider, among other things, whether plaintiff...