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Alumni Free Speech Alliance Readings, Week of Nov. 17


Building official’s decision upheld rejecting W&L chapel wall to shield Lee statue – The Roanoke Times

Princeton’s Undergraduate Student Government (USG) declines to sponsor referendum on antisemitism – The Daily Princetonian

‘Dismiss 95 percent of the bureaucrats’: Harvey Silverglate on what he’d change at Harvard – The College Fix

Conference on Institutional Neutrality: Scholars Probe the Issues – Princetonians for Free Speech

A Time To Mourn – Bacon’s Rebellion

Interview with ACTA’s Michael Poliakoff and Steven McGuire – The Cornell Review Continue reading

AFSA Spotlight: Week of 10/7/2022

Weekly highlights from our friends at the Alumni Free Speech Alliance:

Stanford Alumni Free Speech Group joined AFSA: https://www.stanfordalumnifreespeech.org

AFSA board member Lauren Noble wrote an article about Yale’s free speech codes: https://www.realcleareducation.com/articles/2022/09/28/yale_is_abandoning_its_own_free_speech_codes_110769.html

The Jefferson Council board member Ann McLean co-authored the following article in The Federalist, discussing free speech suppression at UVA, W&L, VMI (3 AFSA members) as well as elsewhere in the Commonwealth of Virginia: https://thefederalist.com/2022/10/03/to-see-how-marxists-plan-to-destroy-america-look-at-their-war-on-virginias-history/

Janice Traflet, Bucknell University professor and Open Discourse Coalition affiliate, wrote an article about speaking fearlessly despite the threat of cancel culture:  https://www.realclearpennsylvania.com/articles/2022/10/05/learning_to_speak_fearlessly_in_the_midst_of_college_cancel_culture_857423.html

Free Speech Highlights: 

Robert P. George of Princeton University wrote about the lack of meaningful formal commitments to free speech, viewpoint diversity and academic freedom at colleges and universities: https://www.deseret.com/magazine/2022/9/26/23287389/robbie-george-a-genuine-independence-princeton-university Continue reading