Academic Freedom

Academic Freedom
Mar 18, 2019
Academics oppose proposed legislation to survey student and faculty political beliefs at public universities.

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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.

June 27, 2017

Trinity College in Connecticut places Johnny Eric Williams on leave over controversial comments about race. Faculty groups say college is undermining academic freedom.

June 26, 2017

Professors are often lightning rods, but many see a new menace to academic freedom in recent physical threats against faculty members who speak out on race and other issues.

June 22, 2017

Two more professors -- one at Trinity of Connecticut and one at Syracuse -- find themselves the target of physical threats and harassment.

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