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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.

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:

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.