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The University of Notre Dame

Free Speech And Academic Freedom On Catholic Campuses

A subtitle for this post might be: “The Travails Of U.S. Catholic Intellectual Life At The Turn Of The 21st Century.” Historians, you know, like to invoke the weight of time in their arguments. I offer two addendums to my post here a few weeks ago on the controversy about President Barack Obama giving the commencement at the University of Notre Dame. First, this piece authored by Cary Nelson, current president of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). Here’s a relevant excerpt: The American Association of University Professors has repeatedly argued that an invitation is not an endorsement. …Nor Read more