An Academic Freedom Victory at Bowdoin and Controversy over The Professors · 22 February 2006

Dear Students and Supporters,

It's been a very busy couple of weeks here at the national headquarters. The Bowdoin College Republicans scored an impressive victory by passing an academic freedom policy through their student government. And David Horowitz's new book, The Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America, came out to much acclaim but also provoked harsh and misleading attacks from leftwing professors and academic organizations. Read on for all the latest news.

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The First National Academic Freedom Conference · 07 February 2006

Dear Students and Supporters,

Students for Academic Freedom is pleased to announce that on April 6-7 it will host the first national student academic freedom conference ever held . The conference will take place at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, DC.

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Bruin Alumni Association: How Not to Run An Academic Freedom Campaign · 26 January 2006

Dear Students and Supporters,

You may have heard recently of an organization called the Bruin Alumni Association which has offered monetary payments of up to $100 to students if they tape classes and report information about their left-wing professors. The group has received a great deal of negative press attention in recent weeks, and deservedly so.

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David Horowitz Makes the Case for Academic Freedom in Historic Pennsylvania Hearings · 17 January 2006

Dear Students and Supporters,

On Tuesday, January 10, Students for Academic Freedom Chairman David Horowitz testified before an historic hearing held at Temple University in Philadelphia by the select committee of the Pennsylvania Legislature charged with reviewing the state of academic freedom on Pennsylvania's public college and university campuses. Also testifying were Anne Neal , president of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, Professor Stephen Zelnick and student Logan Fisher.

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David Horowitz to Testify at Pennsylvania Legislative Hearings on Academic Freedom · 06 January 2006

Dear Students and Supporters,

Welcome back to a new semester with Students for Academic Freedom. We begin the new term with an exciting development in the battle for an Academic Bill of Rights in Pennsylvania.

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Academic Freedom Abuses Unabated on Campus · 06 December 2005

Reports of academic freedom abuses on campus continue. One comes courtesy of Ryan Bilodeau, a student at the University of Rhode Island, a school that was already on our radar screen after student Nathaniel Nelson was sexually harassed and attacked for his conservative Christian beliefs by his male philosophy professor Michael Vocino.

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Toward a Better Tenure and Hiring Policy · 22 November 2005

Dear Students and Supporters,

Students for Academic Freedom expanded its focus last week by proposing a new policy that will lead to greater openness and fairness in the hiring and tenure processes at universities and will prevent the abuse of confidentiality to conceal violations of due process.

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Ball State Peace Studies Revisited · 16 November 2005

Dear Students and Supporters,

Those who were with us last year may recall the case of Brett Mock, a student at Ball State University, a state-run school in Indiana, who faced indoctrination and discrimination in his "Introduction to Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution" class taught by Professor George Wolfe.

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Academic Freedom Testimony in Pennsylvania · 02 November 2005

Dear Students and Supporters,

We are pleased to bring you this week the first of what will be several expert testimonies before the Pennsylvania State Legislature's Select Committee to investigate the condition of academic freedom in the state's public colleges and universities. The committee was formed as a result of the passage of HR 177, the PA version of the Academic Bill of Rights introduced by Representative Gib Armstrong.

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New Study on Law and Journalism Faculties Analyzed in NY Times · 20 October 2005

Dear Students and Supporters,

The academic freedom movement got some major press attention last week with the release of a new study from the Center for the Study of Popular Culture (SAF's parent organization) revealing a dramatic disparity between registered Democrats and Republicans on the faculties of elite law and journalism schools and the publication of a piece on the study's conclusions by NY Times columnist John Tierney.

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