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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Of

Academic

Freedom

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l owed to speak on campus. All poli-
tical speakers not members of the
university community must be ap-
proved by a presidential commit-
tee before receiving permission to
speak on campus.
2) State University of New York
at Buffalo. The courts of the state,
of New York in October of 1962
issued an injunction prohibiting
HIerbert Aptheker, a, Communist
+ theorist, from speaking in a series
'entitled "A Political Spectrum of
the Contemporary World" which
included fascist, conservative, lib-
eral and socialist speakers. The
Board of 'Trustees of the State
University is presently endeavor-
ing to reverse the decision in the
state courts.
3) Catholic University of Amer-
ica. The Graduate Senate of the
Catholic University proposed to is-
sue speaking invitations to five
liberal Catholic theologians. When
1* -opposition was encountered from
the vice-rector on the grounds that
such a program would constitute
s taking a university position in
the current ecumenical council,
the undergraduates". appealed to
the trustees who reaffirmed the
administration position, but rec-
ommended the establishment of
an advisory committee on speak-
ers standards.
4) Northwestern University.
George L. Rockwell, leader of tHer
American Nazi Party, was invited
S 'to speak to a dormitory group at
Northwestern; Subsequent outside
pressure was applied to the Uni-
versity administration, forcing
them to instruct the dormitory to
withdraw the invitation.
5) Ohio University. During June,
1963, the Ohio legislature passed a
resolution upholding the "right"
of the Board of Trustees to ban
speakers from the campus on the
basis of controversial; affiliations.
The legislative speaker ban for-
bids a platform to those persons
who are: "members of the Com-
munist party, advocate, hold mem-
bership in, or support organiza-
tions which advocate overthrow of

the government of the United
States and its free institution bya
force or violence, or whose pres-
ence is not conducive to high
ethical and moral standards or
the primary educational purposes
and orderly conduct of the func-
tion of the institution." Among
those recently prohibited from
speaking at Ohio University are
Frank Wilkinson, William Mandel,
and Philip Luce.
DECLARATION
USNSA reaffirms its belief in
the right of free speech and its
faith in the ability of American
students to analyze and discrimi-
nate between opposing theories
and positions.
Limitations upon student op-
portunities to hear all viewpoints
are inconsistent with the educa-
tional obligations of the commun-
ity, of the state and of public or
private universities.
USNSA protects the above and
similar limitations on academic-
freedom which have seriously en-
dangered the effectiveness of the
educational process.
POLITICAL CIRCUMSCRIPTION
OF EXPRESSION
FACT
During the past year, because
of instances of intensive press and
political attention focussed upon
the process of academic inquiry,
the atmosphere of academic free-
dom sustained by the administra-
tion, faculty and student body was
seriously threatened.
In particular, instances of jour-
nalistic indiscretion on the part
of the editor of the Colorado Daily
of the University of Colorado were
used by several political pressure
groups and numerous state and
national politicians to inject the
university into the election cam-
paign as a political issue.
DECLARATION:
1) USNSA restates its conviction
that a university can exist as an
academic institution only so long
as students and faculty can par-

ticipate in a free exchange of ideas
and inquiry without having this
exchange subject to restriction due
to pressures from outside the uni-
versity community.
2) Recognizing that a university
cannot exist within an atmos-
phere of academic freedom as long
as that atmosphere is consistently
before the public eye as the object
of political debate, the USNSA
condemns all elements that have
used attack of the university com-
muity to further personal or par-
tisan political aims.
THREAT TO POLITICAL
PROGRAMMING
FACT:
The Pacific Foundation F M
radio stations-KFFA (Berkeley),
KPFK (Los Angeles) and WBAI
(New York City)-provide as part
of their regular programming a
forum from which local university
professors as well as other speak-
ers holding diverse points of view
regularly express their views to
the community at large.

Their programming policies
were called into question in Jan-
uary 1963, when the Senate In-
ternal Security Sub-Committee in-
vestigated, in executive session,
their policy of presenting view-
points from the entire range of the
political spectrum. Subsequent to
the investigation it has become
uncertain whether these stations
will receive renewal of their oper-
ating licenses.
DECLARATION:
USNSA commends programming
such as that of the Pacifica Foun-
dation, since it offers an impor-
tant channel of communication
between the academic community
and the community at large, in-
dependent of the university and
open to all viewpoints. We con-
demn the manner of investiga-
tion which by innuendo called in-
to question the right to present
programming that cultivates a
spirit of continuing critical in-
quiry.

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