We are pleased to announce that an alumni free speech group for Macalester College, Macalester Alumni of Moderation, has joined the Alliance. Just last week, we announced that a Stanford University group, Stanford Alumni for Free Speech and Critical Thinking, had joined. This Macalester group is the tenth alumni free speech group to join the original five since the Alliance was announced on October 17, 2021. We anticipate that many more such groups will join the Alliance in coming months.
Members of the Alliance believe that free speech, academic freedom, and viewpoint diversity are critical to the advancement of knowledge and to the very concept of a university. Yet surveys show most students at the colleges and universities have little understanding of these principles.