Harvard Faculty Organize New Academic Freedom Group

More than 50 faculty members at Harvard have founded the Council on Academic Freedom, committing to the following ideals:

  1. Free Inquiry. The Council advocates for academic freedom in teaching, research, and speech for members of the Harvard community.
  2. Intellectual Diversity. The members of the council believe that Harvard should promote the thoughtful engagement of students and scholars who represent a broad range of opinions.
  3. Civil Discourse. The Council encourages respectful, honest, and courageous discussion of controversial ideas in and outside of the classroom.