The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education is suing on her behalf.
Campus Free Speech
"The University’s responsibility to protect academic freedom and freedom of expression cannot be outsourced."
An interesting ruling involving the University of Minnesota, by Judge Patrick Schiltz (himself a former professor).
No, not me! More on the University of Illinois at Chicago John Marshall Law School / Professor Jason Kilborn controversy.
"The Law School Acknowledges That the Racial and Gender References on the Examination Were Deeply Offensive"
A controversy at the University of Illinois Chicago John Marshall Law School (not to be confused with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign).
The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) gets results.
"Faculty Are Free to … Disagree with Any Policy … of the University … Without Being Subject to Discipline"
Words to live by from the President of the University of Chicago, in response to demands to punish a professor who spoke out against various "diversity, equity and inclusion" programs.
Penguin Random House Employees Broke Down in Tears at Thought of Publishing Jordan Peterson's Next Book
"He is an icon of hate speech and transphobia."
UMD Public Policy School Mandating Ideological Statements on Syllabus, Requiring That Class "Materials" and "Discussions" "Respect All Forms of Diversity"
Seems quite inconsistent with basic academic freedom principles.
"Journalism Professors Demand Iowa State University Disband the College Republicans Over Offensive Tweet"
The University rightly responds: "At the core of this demand is a disconnect between the law and First Amendment freedoms guaranteed by our Constitution, and the desire by many in the campus community to punish those whose comments are hurtful to others."
Journalism Professors Demand Iowa State University Disband the College Republicans Over Offensive Tweet
ISU initially criticized the tweet, but later affirmed the group's free speech rights and declined to punish them.
Speech First, a pro-campus-free-speech advocacy group, can go on with its challenge to UT-Austin's speech codes—and the panel strongly suggests those codes (backed by anonymous reporting to the Campus Climate Response Team) are unconstitutional.
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on schooling during COVID-19, the future of higher ed, and why her cabinet department probably shouldn't exist at all
Ira Glasser, former head of the ACLU, is worried that his former group is embracing identity politics over free speech.
The subject of the new film Mighty Ira explains why social justice warriors are wrong to attack free speech.
Improving diversity is a worthy endeavor. But compelled “diversity statements” are a form of social engineering that, ironically, can be exclusionary.
These beliefs shouldn’t be considered the only legitimate way to see the world.
"Unassailable Ideas: How Unwritten Rules and Social Media Shape Discourse in American Higher Education"
Profs. Ilana Redstone and John Villasenor are guest-blogging this week about their new book.
"The university's Office for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX (EEO-TIX) ... concluded that ... Professor Patton's actions did not violate the university's policy."
"Scathing comments" from an anonymous faculty survey (reported by the Chronicle of Higher Education), plus an article in the Atlantic. You can't buy publicity like that, as they say, or faculty morale like that.
The students are at Florida International University, "Miami's first and only public research university."
"David and Andrea Peterson didn't even participate in the rally—they just watched it. The students don't care."
David and Andrea Peterson didn't even participate in the rally—they just watched it. The students don't care.
a response to an important and thoughtful argument by Jacob Levy
The framing is now that Prof. Patton's example was unduly "polarizing" -- but does that normally call for a professor to be switched in the middle of the course?
University of Michigan-Dearborn offers one discussion space for students of color, and another for whites.
Letter from USC Marshall School of Business Alumni About the "Neige" / Prof. Greg Patton Controversy
"This current incident, and Marshall's response so far, seem disturbingly similar to prevalent behavior in China [during the Cultural Revolution]—spurious accusations against innocent people, which escalated into institutional insanity."
in a class discussion of filler words in conversation (which "neige" apparently is).
Greg Patton was describing the Chinese filler word "nega," which earned him a temporary suspension.
The professor, chair of the Central Michigan University journalism department, was teaching a media law class, and quoted a case that discussed the use of the word "nigger" at public universities.
From Prof. John McWhorter (Columbia) in The Atlantic.
Should Universities Recommend (or Demand) Epithet Filtering on Students' and Professors' Internet Devices?
A thought experiment that came to my mind; I'd love to hear what others think about it.
Plus a new draft law review article on the subject, by Prof. Randall Kennedy (Harvard Law School), a leading scholar of race and the law, and me.