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CAIF and CEEE to host Deirdre McCloskey

October 7, 2019 Two NMU organizations will cohost an award-winning economist, historian and transgender advocate on-campus next month, when she defends her perspective in on-going global conversation surrounding the project of liberalism. The Center for Academic and Intellectual Freedom and Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship welcome Deirdre McCloskey for, “It’s Good to Be Rich: Why Liberalism Works,” a lecture and discussion concerning how the world has gotten wealthier since …
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Free speech means everyone has a chance to comment

April 25, 2019 | Journal Editorial Board Greg Lukianoff, author and CEO of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, presented “The Threat to Free Speech on Campus and What to Do About It” on Monday at Northern Michigan University’s Jamrich Hall. Lukianoff is co-author, with social psychologist Jonathan Haidt, of “The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas are Setting Up a Generation for Failure.” He believes …
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FIRE CEO visits NMU, discusses free speech

April 25, 2019 | Jackie Jahfetson Safe spaces on college campuses represent areas that are intended to be free of bias, conflict or criticisms and are safe havens from violent actions, ideas or conversations. But how can a courtyard represent a safe space when the First Amendment states that all Americans have the right to speak whenever and wherever, no matter what the topic may concern? This was the highlight …
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Campus conversations | Author defends free speech during NMU talk

April 24, 2019 | Christie Bleck MARQUETTE — The First Amendment and how it’s being applied in some cases on university campuses is being called into question. Greg Lukianoff, author and CEO of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, presented “The Threat to Free Speech on Campus and What do Do About It” on Monday at Northern Michigan University’s Jamrich Hall. Lukianoff is co-author, with social psychologist Jonathan Haidt, of “The Coddling …
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NMU Organization identifies as “Oasis of Excellence”

  April 18, 2019 | Trent Bailey MARQUETTE — A Northern Michigan University organization has been designated as an “Oasis of Excellence” by a national organization based out of Washington D.C. The Center for Academic and Intellectual Freedom (CAIF) is an organization on the NMU campus that is active in promoting civic dialogue and robust debate for students. The American Council of Trustees and Alumni, which is an independent non–profit organization …
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CEO of free speech foundation to give lecture

April 18, 2019 | Jackie Jahfetson Universities are intended to be places of self-growth, self-exploration and self-expression. According to one author, however, this isn’t the case. Greg Lukianoff, bestselling author and CEO of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), will give his presentation on “The Threat to Free Speech on Campus and What to Do About It” at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 22, in Jamrich Room 1100. …
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Israeli historian talks conflict, one and two-state solutions

April 11, 2019 | Akasha Khalsa On the eve of Israel’s election, Benny Morris, often called the leading historian of the Arab-Israeli conflict in the Middle East, lectured and held a discussion on the 1948 Arab-Israeli War and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. The event, held in Reynolds Recital Hall from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Monday, April 9, was put on by the Center for Academic and Intellectual Freedom (CAIF) and …
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NMU Center Named ‘Oasis of Excellence’

April 8, 2019 | Kristi Evans Northern Michigan University’s Center for Academic and Intellectual Freedom is the newest “Oasis of Excellence” identified by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni. An ACTA press release stated the center has been “extremely active in promoting civic dialogue and robust debate for students” through campus presentations. This includes the April 22 event featuring Greg Lukianoff, CEO of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) and co-author …
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Students at Northern Michigan University Embrace the Examined Life

April 5, 2019 | Erik Gross ACTA’s newest Oasis of Excellence, the Center for Academic and Intellectual Freedom (CAIF) at Northern Michigan University (NMU), has been extremely active in promoting civic dialogue and robust debate for students. The Center, which is administered by Professor of English Gabriel Brahm and a board of faculty advisors, sponsors readings, debates, and lectures for intellectually curious students. Just this past month, the Center for Academic and …
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FIRE CEO Addresses Threats to Free Speech

April 3, 2019 | Charlie Edwards  Greg Lukianoff, bestselling author and CEO of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), will present “The Threat to Free Speech on Campus and What to Do About It” at Northern Michigan University. The event begins at 7 p.m. Monday, April 22, in 1100 Jamrich Hall. A Q&A session is slated to follow the presentation. Admission is free and is open to the …
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