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Harvard and Yale universities felt the sting of the global economic collapse firsthand in 2009, as the endowments of these stalwart New England Ivy League members dropped by nearly a third. The schools didn’t fare much better in the free marketplace of
Harvard and Yale once again lead the way . . . for academic censorship
| July 02, 2010
If free speech is what gives value to the campus "marketplace of ideas," UMass Amherst would long ago have gone bankrupt.
Over the years, UMass Amherst has proven to be a reliable hotbed for political hypocrisy and squelching of free speech
KYLE SMEALLIE AND HARVEY SILVERGLATE
| November 20, 2009
Speak no evil?
Anthony Lewis's free-speech credentials are impeccable: among other things, the former New York Times columnist is James Madison Visiting Professor of First Amendment Issues at Columbia University's Journalism School
Why tightening up on anti-Obama speech is a bad idea
| January 14, 2009
Parody flunks out
Artist Barry Blitt’s brilliant illustration — which sought to satirize the naysayers who portray Obama as a flag-burning, unpatriotic Muslim and his wife as a black-power radical — cut to the core of today’s political paradox.
Political humor is no longer welcome in Academia as administrators choke the life out of parody
| July 30, 2008
The Muzzle Awards: Collegiate Division
Stamping out free speech in academia
| June 25, 2008
What happened to the student bill of rights?
Overzealous deans at Emerson literally make students’ rights disappear
HARVEY SILVERGLATE AND JAMES F. TIERNEY
| October 25, 2007
Well shut my mouth!
Are today’s college students thinner-skinned than were previous generations?
Tufts and Brandeis muzzle student newspapers — at students’ urging
HARVEY SILVERGLATE AND JAN WOLFE
| May 16, 2007
Why the Imus cave-in is bad for free speech, radio, and the whole society
I was never a fan of Don Imus.
| April 19, 2007
Facing off over Facebook
Students, be warned: the college of your choice may be watching you. Post at your own peril: The risks of sticking it to the man on Facebook. By Adam Reilly
Who’s looking at you, kid?
GREG LUKIANOFF AND WILL CREELEY
| March 02, 2007
Rather than take pride in the bi-monthly’s stellar 108-year-old reputation, university administrators effectively declared war on Harvard magazine earlier this year when they brought out an in-house competitor.
How University, Inc. is controlling the message to its graduates — and funding base
| November 16, 2006
The image of hypocrisy
The 8”-by-10” photograph was hard to miss.
| March 29, 2006
I stand by what I said
We find ourselves in what we academics call “a teachable moment.”
The speech Harvard's Larry Summers should have given six months ago
| February 23, 2006
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