Academic Questions

Academic Freedom

Academic Freedom and the Central European University

Stephen Baskerville

The George Soros-founded Central European University is closing its doors in Budapest. Apparently, there are democratically elected leaders in the world that don’t see the efficacy of spending tax dollars on grievance study activism and social justice palaver.

Two Victories for Academic Freedom

Peter Bonilla

Peter Bonilla tells the heartening story of two recent court cases that resulted in legal victories for the protection of free speech rights. In one case a federal court addressing a public university and in another, a state's highest court addressing a private university upheld free speech protections for faculty members sanctioned for expressing views their administrations disliked.

The Wisconsin Fight for Academic Freedom

Donald Downs

The story of a handful of professors at the University of Wisconson who fought the long battle against speech codes and petitioned administrators to uphold due process. 

Islamo-Correctness at Hartford Seminary

Andrew Bieszad

Andrew Bieszad tells how Hartford Seminary's insistence on "tolerance" for Muslims led to threats and discrimination (intolerance) against him when he disagreed with Islamic teachings. This article appeared in the "Islam in Scholarship and Education" issue of Academic Questions (vol. 24, no. 1).