UNC News and Commentary

New York, NY; May 6, 2022 — The National Association of Scholars (NAS) strongly disagrees with the conclusion of the American Association of University Professors’ (AAUP) provocatively titled new report, Governance, Academic Freedom, and Institutional Racism in the University of North Carolina System.

Read Full Article here: https://www.nas.org/blogs/press_release/press-release-aaup-report-wrongly-accuses-two-unc-governing-boards

An air of illiberalism has taken hold at a prominent school within UNC-Chapel Hill, America’s oldest public university. If unchecked, the pattern threatens a liberal arts education’s very foundation: the freedom to challenge orthodoxy.

Read more at: https://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/article259534554.html#storylink=cpy

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About two years ago, I spoke to a class of UNC-Chapel Hill students about free speech: what it is and why it is important. I covered some basic points such as the kinds of speech the First Amendment does and does not protect.

Read More at:
https://www.jamesgmartin.center/2021/07/free-expression-at-unc-schools-freshman-orientation-edition/

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The UNC system needs to improve its transparency—an argument that the Martin Center has been making for about as long as it has been in existence. More specifically, the UNC system and the Boards of Trustees (BOT) of each of the 16 universities should have some key information more readily accessible to the public.

Read More at: https://www.jamesgmartin.center/2022/03/the-unc-system-can-and-should-be-more-open-with-the-public/

UNC-Chapel Hill is among the the 10 worst colleges in the nation for free speech, according to an annual roundup by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education.

Read more at:
https://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2022/03/22/unc-chapel-hill-makes-list-of-10-worst-campuses-for-free-speech/#sthash.glFLLuVA.oSmdHDf4.dpbs