February 17, 2021
Three scholars dedicated to defending free academic inquiry and instruction spoke about academic freedom at home and abroad during the 30th annual Davis, Markert, and Nickerson Academic Freedom Lecture.
October 28, 2019
Henry F. Reichman of the American Association of University Professors will deliver the 29th Davis, Markert, and Nickerson Lecture on Academic and Intellectual Freedom.
April 22, 2019
A new core statement of principle for the interaction of faculty members with students says faculty members “must base their actions solely on educational and professional reasons” except in the most unusual circumstances.
December 12, 2018
Students and faculty members shared their views with a faculty panel exploring how faculty members’ political ideologies should intersect with their responsibilities to students.
November 28, 2018
University of North Carolina professor Gene Nichol discussed how government and university leadership can undermine academic freedom and free speech in higher education.
November 19, 2018
Gene Nichol will speak on “outside political interference with academic freedom and university-based freedom of speech” at the annual Davis, Markert, and Nickerson Academic Freedom Lecture.
October 31, 2018
President Mark Schlissel and Provost Martin Philbert further explore the issues surrounding the role of personal beliefs in educators’ decisions whether to write reference letters for students.
October 22, 2018
The Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs issued a statement Monday declaring that the decision to write letters of recommendation for students must remain in the hands of faculty members.
September 20, 2018
President Mark Schlissel says a faculty member’s refusal to provide a previously promised letter of recommendation for a student because she was seeking to study abroad in Israel is not the position of the university.
October 4, 2017
Climate scientist Michael E. Mann took on those who deny climate change and highlighted the importance of fighting this environmental threat during the annual Lecture on Academic and Intellectual Freedom.