Four professors at the University of Missouri are leveraging the Melissa Click incident to teach students about free speech and freedom of the press.

And the National Association of Scholars released a statement on campus freedom entitled “The Architecture of Intellectual Freedom.” Here’s an excerpt:

The aim of this statement is to assist faculty members, academic administrators, college trustees, and those members of the general public who are actively concerned about the state of intellectual freedom on college campuses.  Specifically, it is intended to help those who apprehend that the current situation calls for something more than a simple reaffirmation of older statements or new enunciations of general principles.  This document is not intended to take the place of a statement on academic freedom or a similar document, but to help those who might be engaged in drafting such statements to gain a more encompassing view of the terrain.  To some extent it can serve as a checklist of considerations.