College Students’ Support for Free Speech is Slipping, According to Gallup and Knight

According to a new poll from Gallup and the Knight Foundation, college students are increasingly reporting that their campus climates keep people from sharing their views, among other findings. As Niraj Chokshi writes for the New York Times, “Students may struggle to balance free speech and inclusivity in the abstract, but they overwhelmingly and broadly prefer a learning environment that is open and permits offensive speech to one that is positive and limits it. Still, they increasingly believe that speech is being stifled. Last year, 61 percent said that their campus climate deterred speech, up from 54 percent in 2016.”

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07-17-2019 02:30pm

The Charles Koch Foundation Supports TEL Library’s New Experiential Learning Project

TEL Library is pleased to announce the Charles Koch Foundation’s support for its new Experiential Learning Project and its corresponding conference.

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07-16-2019 11:25am

Heterodox Academy Launches New Interactive Data Visualization from Landmark Survey of College Students on Free Speech on Campus

Heterodox Academy released a new data visualization tool that analyzes research on the issue of what college students think about the First Amendment.

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07-09-2019 04:44pm

Asma Uddin, Religious Liberties Lawyer, Releases New Book on Preserving Religious Freedom for All

Asma Uddin, lawyer and legal scholar, has always had an interest in conflicts between religion and the law. Her new book, When Islam Is Not a Religion, looks at how faith in the United States is being secularized and politicized and what impact this has on religious freedom and diversity.

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