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Are corporate overreach and political correctness really undermining academic freedom?

Neoliberal administrators’ policing of institutional reputations and academic colleagues’ condemnation of dissenting voices on issues such as race and gender have led to claims that scholars are losing their ability to engage in free enquiry and open debate. But is academic freedom really the operative concept in the controversies that arise? John Ross probes a highly contested debate

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Higher education is awash with stirring statements about its commitment to greater diversity. Yet students who face discrimination often do not know where to turn and are seldom impressed by the support they get, discovers Jason Murugesu

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