January 30, 2014

REAPING THE WHIRLWIND: “The New York Senate has passed legislation that would bar public or private colleges in state from using state funds to fund groups that support academic boycotts, The Albany Times-Union reported. The bill is designed to take a stand against the American Studies Association, which has voted to back a boycott of Israeli universities. Many defenders of academic freedom — including those who have said that the American Studies Association move amounts to an attack on academic freedom — have criticized the New York bill.”