In recent years, we have seen politicians intensify their effort to re-brand institutions of higher education – specifically, the humanities and social sciences – as hothouses of liberal indoctrination. Their attacks threaten public understanding of our nation’s history and culture, and they undermine key principles of academic freedom and faculty governance.
A statement by the American Council of Learned Societies, of which AFS has been a member since 1945, stands up in support of ex-President Okker, the New College community, and faculty and students at institutions of higher education around the country who are experiencing political interventions.
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