Freedom Creep

October 3, 2014

By Colleen Flaherty at Inside Higher Ed

Professors and students are usually the biggest defenders of academic freedom and free speech on their campuses. But a pair of new books argues that students and faculty members themselves are degrading those values. Professors, one book says, are increasingly adopting notions of academic freedom that are too expansive, leaving the academy open to criticism from without. Students, meanwhile -- says a second book -- are increasingly trying to clip speech with which they feel uncomfortable, threatening free speech over all...

Schools: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign