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Is This How Censorship Happens?

Scrolling through Facebook in the middle of the night last September, Martha Smith came across an article that made her pause. The University...

DeSantis Asked Florida Universities to Detail Their Diversity Spending. Here’s How They Answered.

In late December, Gov. Ron DeSantis’s office asked Florida’s public colleges and universities to detail their spending on diversity, equity, inclusion, and critical...

Florida’s State Colleges Say They’ll Ban Promotion of Critical Race Theory

The presidents of Florida’s 28 state and community colleges said in a statement on Wednesday that they would identify and eliminate, by February...

Fla. Governor Asked All Public Universities for Spending Data on Diversity and Critical Race Theory

The governor’s office in Florida has asked all of the state’s public universities to detail their spending on programs related to diversity, equity,...

‘Private Little Hell’

Art Copleston didn’t notice the man’s stares at first.It was a summer night in Gainesville, Florida, in 1958. Copleston, then in his mid-20s,...

A Free-Speech Survey in Wisconsin Was Delayed After a Chancellor Resigned. Now It’s Going Ahead.

The University of Wisconsin system on Monday will release a free-speech survey that was delayed last spring over political and procedural concerns.The survey,...

What a 1960s Housewife Can Teach Us About Politics in Higher Ed

In the early 1960s, a Florida housewife named Jane Tarr Smith heard a frightening story about what a professor’s unbridled academic freedom could...

U. of Florida Faculty Senate Condemns Process That Tapped Ben Sasse as Next President

Days before the likely appointment of U.S. Sen. Benjamin E. Sasse as the next president of the University of Florida, the institution’s Faculty...

When Lawmakers Purged Immorality From Florida Universities

James E. Congleton led a careful life.The 57-year-old English professor never smoked cigarettes. He never drank to excess. A slightly built man with...

At Oberlin, a Bylaw Feud Feels Like a Last Stand for Faculty Power

It’s no wonder that professors at Oberlin College kind of feel as if they run the place. Words to that effect have for...

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