Image credit: Maytham Al-Zayer / The Daily Northwestern under Fair Use. Caption / alt text: Flexing the First Amendment with the ‘free speech ball’ provided by Young Americans for Liberty at Northwestern University.

Academe, Heal Thyself: Reflections on the Free Speech Executive Order Discussion at ACRL

By: guest contributor Sarah Hartman-Caverly – The true threats to intellectual freedom on college and university campuses cannot be solved by outside intervention – most especially not by state intervention. In this post, Hartman-Caverly extends criticism of the recent Executive Order on free inquiry by challenging its emphasis on learner data tracking, and questions whether intellectual freedom can meaningfully exist without intellectual privacy.

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Freedom of Speech & Privacy on the Most Perfect Album

This third season of More Perfect podcast offers up episodes focused on each of the 27 constitutional amendments, and they have also compiled 27: The Most Perfect Album, with commissioned songs reflecting on each amendment.  For intellectual freedom lovers, episode 1 offers a new perspective on the First Amendment, and in episode 3, privacy plays a central role in their discussion of the Ninth Amendment.