AHA Signs On to ACLS Statement in Support of Academic Freedom and New College of Florida (February 2023)

The AHA has signed on to a statement from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) “in support of ex-President [Dr. Patricia] Okker, the New College community, and faculty and students at institutions of higher education around the country” following Florida governor Ron DeSantis’s politically motivated “overhaul” of New College of Florida. “Their attacks threaten public understanding of our nation’s history and culture, and they undermine key principles of academic freedom and faculty governance,” the ACLS writes.