Roger Williams Students Forced to Watch Environmentalist Propaganda Film to Graduate · 21 May 2007

By Sara Dogan

Students at Roger Williams are incensed over a new requirement that students enrolled in a mandatory science course watch the Al Gore’s propaganda film An Inconvenient Truth.

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Temple Provost Takes Action on Anti-War Email · 02 May 2007

By Sara Dogan

In a victory for academic freedom at Temple University, Provost Richard Englert took prompt action after he was notified by the Temple College Republicans that the official Honors Department listserve was used to send out a blatantly partisan anti-war email.

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Students for Academic Freedom Successfully Defends Kansas Wesleyan Student Charged with Plagiarism f · 16 April 2007

By Sara Dogan

In a case that epitomizes the need for greater academic freedom protections on America’s campuses, a student at Kansas Wesleyan University was charged with violating the University’s honor code for introducing a version of the Academic Bill of Rights in his student government without citing the source of the bill.

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Georgia Tech Ignores Death and Rape Threats to Student Who Challenged Speech Code · 04 April 2007

By Sara Dogan

Georgia Institute of Technology has turned a blind eye to frequent death threats made to one of its students. Ruth Malhotra, a graduate student at Georgia Tech, has repeatedly been threatened with violent acts over the past year since she filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging the University’s unconstitutional speech code.

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Second Annual Academic Freedom Conference a Tremendous Success · 15 March 2007

By Sara Dogan

Hundreds of students from across the nation attended SAF’s Second Annual Academic Freedom Conference held March 3-4 in Washington, DC. While last year’s conference focused primarily on exposing campus abuses, this year’s conference aimed higher, seeking not only to publicize student grievances, but also to provide solutions for the political indoctrination and infringement on students’ academic freedom which regularly occurs on America’s campuses.

 

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Georgia Tech Paper Rejects Ad on What Americans Need to Know about Terrorism as “Offensive” · 08 February 2007

By Sara Dogan

In a decision that reveals the state of denial on American campuses, the editorial board of the Georgica Tech student paper – The Georgia Tech Technique -- has rejected an ad from the Terrorism Awareness Project, warning students about the threat that radical Islam poses to America.

 

Our second national academic freedom conference which will take place March 3-4 in Washington, DC is fast approaching. Featured speakers include David Horowitz and Senator Rick Santorum. Registration is FREE for students, educators, non-profit employees, Hill staffers, and interns and only $150 for the general public. Space is limited so register today!  

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New Report Cites Penn State Courses for Violations of the University’s Own Academic Freedom Policy · 24 January 2007

By Sara Dogan

This past summer, two universities in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Temple University and Pennsylvania State University, became the first in the nation to adopt policies specifically protecting students’ academic freedom and outlining grievance procedures to protect academic rights. Now, a disturbing report released this week by Students for Academic Freedom reveals that multiple departments at Penn State currently stand in stark violation of the university’s academic freedom policy by openly endorsing ideological positions in their course descriptions and requirements.

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Announcing the Second Annual National Academic Freedom Conference · 16 January 2007

By Sara Dogan

Welcome back to campus for the spring semester! We are pleased to welcome you back with the announcement of our second annual academic freedom conference which will be taking place March 3-4 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC.

The conference will feature many exciting speakers and events including a debate between SAF Chairman David Horowitz and American Association of University Professors President Cary Nelson on what is probably the most important campus issue of the day – students’ academic freedom.

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David Horowitz Chronicles History of Academic Freedom Victory in Pennsylvania · 06 December 2006

By Sara Dogan
Filed under: Pennsylvania

Students for Academic Freedom has just achieved a remarkable victory in the state of Pennsylvania. For the first time in Pennsylvania history and probably in U.S. history, students have academic freedom rights at two major universities, Temple University and Pennsylvania State University.

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Pennsylvania Legislative Committee Advocates Sweeping Reforms to Campus Academic Freedom Policies · 16 November 2006

By Sara Dogan
 

In an historic victory for the Academic Freedom Movement, a select committee of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives charged with examining the condition of academic freedom at the state’s public colleges and universities has concluded that students’ academic freedom rights are not protected in the 17 public colleges and universities in the state and that significant reforms are necessary.

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