Pennsylvania

Groupthink vs. Freedom · 26 June 2006

Filed under: Pennsylvania

By Ralph Reiland--Pittsburgh Tribune-Review--06/26/06

Students went into protest mode at The New School in New York City when the university's president, Bob Kerrey, former governor of Nebraska and a former U.S. senator, invited Sen. John McCain to address graduates at this year's commencement ceremony.
Fuming that someone from a different political perspective would be speaking, students circulated a petition to get McCain's invitation revoked.

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Is it Teaching or is it Venting? · 23 June 2006

By David Horowitz

Pennsylvania, birthplace of our political liberties, is currently the setting for legislative hearings to advance the cause of intellectual freedom. To date, the Pennsylvania Subcommittee on Academic Freedom has held two sets of hearings - one at the University of Pittsburgh and another at Temple University.

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Conservatives' Rights Get Trampled on U.S. Campuses · 19 June 2006

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By Jim Brown--Agape Press--06/05/06

A campus watchdog group contends the academic freedom of conservative students and faculty at America's colleges and universities is under constant assault. One example is given of a University of Pittsburgh student Janice Everly, who recently informed her English literature professor that she planned to miss class to take part in a fundraiser for victims of Hurricane Katrina.

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Academic Freedom, One Campus at a Time · 05 June 2006

By Mary Beth Marklein--USA Today--05/31/06

David Horowitz pays no heed to the hecklers. He responds politely to challenges during the question-and-answer period. Only when his talk devolves into a sort of free-for-all does he lose his temper.

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Some Question Freedom at Pitt · 24 May 2006

By Angela Hayes--Pitt News--05/17/06

A Pitt student receives an e-mail instructing her to "rabble rouse" in protest of President Bush.

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PSU Censors Exhibit · 01 May 2006

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By Jessica Remitz--Daily Collegian--04/21/06

For Penn State student Josh Stulman, years of hard work ended in disappointment yesterday when the university cancelled his upcoming art exhibit for violation of Penn State's policies on nondiscrimination, harassment and hate.

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Press Conference to Announce K-12 Academic Bill of Rights · 04 April 2006

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At a special press conference at 11:00am on Friday, April 7, Pennsylvania legislator Sam Rohrer will announce that he is considering legislation that would create an Academic Bill of Rights for K-12 schools in his state.

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Open Views · 03 April 2006

Editorial from the Patriot News--03/25/06

Rep. Gibson Armstrong, R-Lancaster, isn't exactly engaged in a witch hunt as he explores the realm of college lectures, looking for those who speak evil of the status quo.

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The Perversity of College Diversity · 06 March 2006

By Brock Lawley--Millersville Snapper--03/02/06

Barb Stengel wrote a piece last week called "between a rock and a hard place". The article was directed towards House Resolution 177, which in a nutshell is a bill sponsored by Gib Armstrong which investigates the possibility that some faculty members in state schools have used college class time for partisan political messages.

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The Unending Hypocrisy of Campus Censorship · 27 February 2006

By David French--FrontPageMag.com--02/28/06

The sad example of Penn State.

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