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.
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.
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.
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.
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.