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UPenn leadership destabilized after president, board chair resign

President Liz Magill faced mounting external pressure to step down due to her failure to convincingly denounce antisemitism before Congress last week.

Why these school leaders are clashing with students’ free speech judgment

Boston University students exercised their right to free speech to shout "obscenities" at a commencement event that would have been "the precursor to a fistfight" back in President Robert A. Brown's youth, according to a statement.

Over 140 and counting former leaders push back on legislative threats to higher ed

Champions of Higher Education kicked off their public campaign last Friday to denounce recent legislation countrywide that they view threatens higher education and, by extension, the nation's democracy. Among the supporters are nine former state university system leaders from Louisiana, Maryland, California and Wisconsin, to name a few.

Presidential habits: How a track record of successes (or failures) has shaped their careers

One president was chosen to lead one of the top 10 research universities due to her resume championing school startups and patents, while one president was placed on leave after a no-confidence vote - for a second time.

Texas puts forth bill proposing to strip faculty of tenure

Senate Bill 18 would also demand faculty undergo a yearly performance evaluation which would help "establish an alternate system of tiered employment status for faculty members."

The new Red Scare: Faculty is likely to censor speech more than ever

FIRE's recent report of almost 1,500 discovers faculty are more likely to self-censor their academic publications more than social scientists feared writing something controversial in the 1950s.

Defend your college’s academic freedom: Here’s a toolkit to help you do it

PEN America and the American Council on Education (ACE) teamed up to provide campus leaders with viable strategies to fend off legislative attacks and leverage media relations and campus stakeholders in their defense.

DeSantis’ quest to conquer higher ed just got scarier

The Governor's Office of Florida recently demanded all spending associated with DEI. Then, its governor promised to ban it. Now he has a weapon.

Higher ed’s worst free speech offenders of 2022

The Foundation for Individual Rights and Freedom (FIRE) selected these institutions based on some of their head-scratching decisions such as circumventing a teacher's academic freedom, removing funding from a LGBTQ+ events, instating policies that would streamline firing tenured professors, and others.

AAUP on Florida College System: “We are appalled” by continued political interference

AAUP replied to Florida College System's decision to restrict race-related class curriculum with a statement that blasts FCS for being "hypocritical" and appalling.

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