free speech

  1. March 14, 2022

    Palestinian discourse cited as example of free-speech erosion

    Censorship of discourse about Palestine on college campuses and elsewhere was the topic at U-M’s Davis, Markert, and Nickerson Lecture on Academic and Intellectual Freedom.

  2. November 3, 2021

    U-M issues statement following classroom incident

    The university has issued a statement saying it strongly supports free speech and academic freedom, and also works hard to establish an inclusive and supportive learning environment for all students.

  3. September 27, 2020

    Schlissel, Collins issue statement on executive order

    President Mark Schlissel and Provost Susan M. Collins have issued a statement in response to the Trump administration’s recent executive order on combating race and sex stereotyping.

  4. September 19, 2018

    U-M faculty discuss reclaiming oppressive language

    A group of U-M faculty members recently gathered for a panel discussion focused on the commercial use of derogatory terms used against targeted groups.

  5. August 21, 2018

    WeListen staff series works to cultivate respectful conversations

    Staff members recently participated in an event focused on cultivating an environment for respectful conversations among people with opposing views on important social and political topics.

  6. June 15, 2018

    U-M calls free-speech lawsuit allegations ‘a false caricature’

    The university has fired back against a lawsuit by the advocacy group Speech First Inc., calling the suit “a false caricature” of U-M’s free speech policies and practices.

  7. May 17, 2018

    U-M seeks to address ‘mistaken premises’ in speech-related lawsuit

    The university has filed its initial response to a lawsuit in U.S. District Court, addressing “the mistaken factual and legal premises” upon which the lawsuit is based.

  8. February 19, 2018

    Schlissel, faculty, students, media to lead free speech teach-outs

    For the next several weeks, the Office of Academic Innovation will present a teach-out series focusing on free speech on college campuses, in journalism and in sports.

  9. November 21, 2017

    U-M will consider renting space to white supremacist speaker

    President Mark Schlissel says he made “the difficult decision” to begin discussions between U-M and representatives of white supremacist Richard Spencer to determine whether Spencer will be allowed to rent space to speak on the Ann Arbor campus.

  10. August 31, 2017

    Opportunities, challenges addressed at New Faculty Orientation

    President Mark Schlissel highlighted significant opportunities for research and teaching, as well as challenges that new U-M faculty members will face as educators in the coming year.