Academic freedom

The (Pro)-White Professor

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Tenured scholar at U. of Vermont is seen by some as a racist for championing "European American" issues, but others defend his academic freedom.

AAUP President Speaks

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In podcast interview, Cary Nelson discusses plans to define academic freedom in the classroom, the Ward Churchill controversy and the Spellings Commission.

Moving Past the Notre Dame Furor

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Catholic college presidents, in starting round of discussions with bishops, hope revisions in key 2004 document might prevent some future controversies.

No Charges, No End in E-Mail Fight

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UC Santa Barbara ends investigation into professor over his message to students comparing Israelis and Nazis. Debate over academic freedom continues.

Supreme Court Punts

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Justices opt -- for now -- not to resolve dispute over right of public universities to bar anti-gay bias and right of Christian groups to be recognized as student organizations.

Double Standard at Emory?

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University has been accused of looking the other way at professors with conflicts of interest with pharmaceuticals. But it told a professor who criticized the industry to stop using university ID on his blog.

So Sue Me

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Ohio community college president admits he is getting rid of English professor, who happens to be critic, in violation of union contract, and ending job of adjunct because he does not like his criticism either.

Ward Churchill Gets Nothing

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Judge vacates jury's decision in his favor, and declines to tell U. of Colorado to give him his faculty job back, or to pay him anything. Churchill vows to appeal.

Scholar's Visa Denial Suit Revived

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A federal appeals court has revived the challenge by scholarly and civil liberties groups to the U.S. government's denial of a visa to Tariq Ramadan, an internationally acclaimed scholar, to accept a faculty position at the University of Notre Dame.

Honoring the Anthem or Free Speech?

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Ex-football player sues Macalester, charging that he was kicked off team in 2006 for refusing to shed his helmet during the National Anthem, a protest against the war in Iraq.

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