Academic freedom

American Studies Association backs boycott of Israeli universities

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American Studies Association members vote by a two-to-one margin to endorse the boycott of Israeli universities.

Tenured professor at Boulder says she is being forced out over lecture on prostitution

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Students and alumni rally around tenured professor who says she is being forced out because her lecture about prostitution (in a course on deviance) might make some people uncomfortable.

Chicago community college faculty object to idea of being fingerprinted daily

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Should faculty be forced to check in every day by fingerprint? Chicago community college faculty members object to that possibility.

At American Studies Association meeting, scholars debate proposed academic boycott of Israel

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Proposal to boycott Israeli universities leads to intense debate at scholarly meeting.

Brown U. president calls for broad review of a lecture that was shouted down

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President calls for review of incident where speaker was shouted down, and of campus climate for dissenting views. Is this university worse than others -- or has it just become a punching bag for the right?

Professors afforded few guarantees of privacy in the Internet age

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Several professors recently have come under fire for communications with students they intended to remain private. But little is private in the Internet age, experts say.

Are colleges being too quick to suspend professors?

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Recent sanctions by colleges against faculty members have some calling for renewed discussion of when a professor should and shouldn't be removed from duty.

Wisconsin faculty object to idea that shared governance should change

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Legislators in Wisconsin say that they want campus chancellors acting more like CEOs, with a more limited faculty role.

 

Student protesters accuse Florida Atlantic University of violating their First Amendment rights

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After being punished for interrupting a pro-Israel speaker, students accuse Florida Atlantic University of violating their First Amendment rights.

E-mails reveal that Mitch Daniels, as governor, tried to ban Howard Zinn book

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Mitch Daniels, while governor of Indiana, tried to ban the teaching of Howard Zinn and sought to cut funds to program led by a professor who was a critic, AP investigation reveals. UPDATE: Daniels responds.

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