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We featured live discussions with presenters from the AAUP’s Annual Conference on the State of Higher Education, held June 14th and 15th in Crystal City, VA. Check out the videos and relevant links below.
In our kickoff Live Frank LoMonte of the University of Florida and Hadar Harris, executive director of the Student Press Law Center, talked about student journalism, the “New Voices” reform movement, and how to pass laws that protect journalism students and faculty against retaliation.
- Check out this article “Beyond the hashtag: Saving student newsrooms” to learn more.
- You can visit the the Student Law Press Center at http://www.splc.org/
- To find out more about the New Voices movement, a student-powered grassroots movement to give young people the legally protected right to gather information and share ideas about issues of public concern, visit https://newvoicesus.com/.
Tina Kelleher of Towson University, a member of the AAUP’s Committee on Women in the Academic Profession, offered a brief take on the historical role of women in the AAUP, creating context and perspective for understanding the crossroads at which female faculty now stand. Watch below.
Michael Behrent of Appalachian State University disucssed campus free speech legislation in the North Carolina and nationwide and the Goldwater Institute, offering arguments and strategies for countering such legislation. Here’s the video:
- Related report: Campus Free-Speech Legislation: History, Progress, and Problems
- Michael Behrent’s power point for his annual conference presentaiton “Some Speech is More Free than Others” can be found here.
- To access more information and a toolkit about free speech legislations, head over to our page here.
Ralph Wilson of Unkoch My Campus discussed donations from ideologically motivated donors, as exemplified by Charles Koch, have raised academic freedom questions across the nation.