Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Committee Finds Student Academic Freedom Rights Not Protected, Recommends Changes in Un · 15 November 2006

By Press Release--SAF

A Select Committee of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives has found that students’ academic freedom rights are not protected in the 17 public colleges and universities in the state.

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Drexel U. Students Endorse Academic Bill of Rights · 10 November 2006

By Editors of the Drexel Triangle

The editors of the Drexel University Triangle endorse the Academic Bill of Rights.

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The Professor Unions' Botched Battle · 08 November 2006

Filed under: Commentary, Pennsylvania

The Professor Unions' Botched Battle
By David Horowitz
FrontPageMagazine.com | November 7, 2006

From September 2005 to June 2006, a Select Committee of the Pennsylvania legislature held hearings on the condition of academic freedom at the state's seventeen public university campuses. A ferocious opposition to the hearings was organized by the American Association of University Professors, the American Federation of Teachers, and the National Education Association. These efforts were part of a two-year long battle to discredit the Academic Bill of Rights and its supporters as promoting "a solution in search of problem," and as surreptitiously attempting to insinuate right-wing agendas into the academic curriculum.

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Intellectual Indoctrination and Academic Fraud at Temple University · 24 October 2006

Filed under: Pennsylvania

By David Horowitz and Jacob Laksin -- FrontPageMagazine.com--10/25/06

A campus where academic freedom can't be found.

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Penn State Ends Policy of 'Free Speech Zones' · 17 August 2006

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By Adam Smeltz--Centre Daily Times--08/17/06

UNIVERSITY PARK -- Penn State students and activists have called them, disparagingly, the "free-speech zones," the spots on campus that the administration designated for big political rallies and demonstrations.

The zones, established under policy AD 51, have been in place seven years.

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Academic Freedom Arrives at Temple · 01 August 2006

Filed under: Pennsylvania, Policies

By Julia Seymour--Accuracy in Academia--08/02/06

Just over a week ago, Temple University's Board of Trustees adopted a new policy on academic freedom, one that extended rights to students and not only to professors.

The policy, which goes into effect today states in part that students "should be encouraged to develop the capacity for critical judgment and to engage in a sustained and independent search for the truth," "should be free to take reasoned exception to the information or views offered in any course of study and to reserve judgment about matters of opinion," and "should have protection through orderly grievance procedures against prejudiced or capricious evaluations that are not intellectually relevant to the subject matter under consideration."

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Temple U. Revises Its Procedures in Aftermath of 'Academic Bill of Rights' Hearings · 26 July 2006

Filed under: Pennsylvania

By Jennifer Jacobson—Chronicle of Higher Ed—07/26/06

Temple University has changed its grievance procedures in the wake of hearings that Pennsylvania legislators held earlier this year to investigate whether the state’s public colleges indoctrinate students in left-wing ideology and discriminate against conservatives.

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Temple To Tout Grievance Process After Academic Freedom Lawsuit · 25 July 2006

Filed under: Pennsylvania

By Maryclaire Dale--The Associated Press--07/25/06

PHILADELPHIA -- Temple University, accused of discriminating against those with conservative viewpoints, has approved a new grievance procedure and will publicize it to students this fall.

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Temple Looks Right on Academic Rights · 25 July 2006

Filed under: Pennsylvania

By Valerie Richardson--Washington Times--07/25/06

Temple University responded to complaints about left-wing bias by beefing up its academic-rights policy, handing the academic-freedom movement the biggest victory of its three-year history.

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Students Fight for Rights · 27 June 2006

Filed under: Pennsylvania

By Susan Brinkmann--Catholic Standard and Times--06/26/06

There may be an end in sight to the long reign of one-sided intellectual discourse on the nation's colleges and universities. New, on-campus movements by students as well as interest from state and federal lawmakers are beginning to make headway in guaranteeing intellectual freedom for all students.

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