Academic Freedom

Academic Freedom
Oct 25, 2018
AAUP says St. Edward's U flouted norms surrounding shared governance, due process and academic freedom when it dismissed two "squeaky wheel" professors and didn't renew a third. University says otherwise.

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September 26, 2017

Just because the author of a controversial article on colonialism wants it stricken from the scholarly record doesn’t mean it’s going anywhere. Critics see clickbait corrupting scholarship.

September 19, 2017

Controversy over paper in favor of colonialism sparks calls for retraction as well as worries that academics are relying more on erasure than counterargument to challenge unpopular scholarship.

September 13, 2017

A prominent journal that already accepted a controversial study about using computers to "read" sexuality based on a photo is further scrutinizing the paper after intense public backlash.

September 12, 2017

New paper on artificial intelligence that can (mostly) correctly pick self-identified gays and lesbians based on photos has been called nearly everything -- from bad science to an important “wake-up call.”

September 7, 2017

Tommy Curry, the philosopher at Texas A&M whose comments on race set off a furor, discusses his new book on how critical theory has ignored the realities of black maleness.

August 31, 2017

New Koch-backed institute at the University of Utah is raising questions about academic freedom and whether the center is designed to compete with Utah’s existing economics department.

August 30, 2017

University of Tampa fires a professor who suggested Texas deserved the hurricane for helping put President Trump in the White House.

August 7, 2017

Fresno State announces that instructor who tweeted “Trump must hang” won’t be returning to campus. He is among several non-tenure-track faculty members to lose their jobs over social media posts.

July 12, 2017

Historian alleges coordinated criticism of her latest book, which is critical of radical right, from many who have received Koch funding.

June 30, 2017

Deciding to unionize alongside part-timers could have backfired on Notre Dame de Namur’s tenured and tenure-track faculty members. Here’s how it didn’t.

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