ON-Lion Letter
In mid-April, the board of trustees of the College of DuPage, a large community college in Glen Ellyn, Ill., unanimously voted to become the first campus in the United States to adopt David Horowitz's Academic Bill of Rights (ABOR) as official school policy. 

Taken explicitly from the academic-freedom guidelines written by the American Association of University Professors over the past century, ABOR guarantees the rights of both faculty and students to academic freedom regardless of their political or religious views.  It prohibits discrimination in the hiring, firing, and promotion of faculty based on political or religious beliefs and forbids faculty from abusing their positions for the purposes of "political, ideological, religious or anti-religious indoctrination" in the classroom.

DuPage is now the first campus in the nation to have adopted ABOR's actual text and only the third campus to recognize student-specific academic freedom protections.  Pennsylvania State University and Temple University have both adopted student-specific academic-freedom protections.

"This is truly a historic day in the annals of our battle for academic freedom," Horowitz told the online FrontPage Magazine.  "Students at DuPage now join the tiny minority of college students in America who have been granted full academic freedom protections."

Horowitz is founder of the David Horowitz Freedom Center in Sherman Oaks, Calif., which is substantially supported by Milwaukee's Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation.
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