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Davidson Freedom Roundup

The on-line journal of DFTD reports on free speech and discourse and ideological balance issues at Davidson and serves as a clearing house for reports and articles nationwide illuminating the situation on other campuses, articulating the campus free speech cause, or proposing remedies to address the nationwide threat to free speech and open discourse on higher education campuses. In the interest of an informed and open dialogue, we encourage signed letters to the editor, and will consider, as well, original articles on free speech and ideological balance issues.

Squaring Up to Defend Mathematics

Wall Street Journal

America’s top scientists warn about the political erosion of education standards.

The last few years have seen a proliferation of “open letters” by academics in politics and the humanities in favor of progressive causes. The hard sciences are different, and when mathematicians, physicists and engineers speak up to defend the integrity of their fields, Americans should pay attention.

Alumni Withhold Donations, Demand Colleges Enforce Free Speech

Alumni Withhold Donations, Demand Colleges Enforce Free Speech

Alumni Withhold Donations, Demand Colleges Enforce Free Speech

Some baby boomers push back against what they see as liberal indoctrination at their schools

This fall, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology disinvited a geophysicist from speaking at the school because of his views.

President Larry Stimpert reflects on Founders Day in a message to the Hampden-Sydney College community.

Hampden-Sydney College website

Two hundred forty-six years ago today, Hampden-Sydney College held its first classes. Founded on the eve of the American Revolution “to form good men and good citizens” who would be the leaders of the new Republic, the College and its mission remain as important and relevant today as they were on November 10, 1775. This College has thrived for nearly two and a half centuries, in part, because of our commitment to freedom of expression and civil discourse.

Alumni speak out against college cancel culture on 'Fox & Friends': Free speech defenders 'outnumbered'

Alumni speak out against college cancel culture on 'Fox & Friends': Free speech defenders 'outnumbered'

Alumni speak out against college cancel culture on 'Fox & Friends': Free speech defenders 'outnumbered'

As many as 80% of students censor their beliefs according to a FIRE survey

Alumni Organizations Are Pushing Back on Woke Campuses in Battle for Free Speech

When Davidson College senior Maya Pillai was asked about her greatest college memory, the first-generation immigrant answered, “I don’t have one.”

In an August 2020 interview with the Charlotte Observer, Pillai, the president of Davidson’s chapter of College Republicans, described her alienating college experience.