Academic freedom

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.

Anti-Gay Scholar Rejects NYU

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University defended her appointment to visiting position, but announces that she withdrew. NYU also says it didn't know of her statements on gay people when it selected her, but that they wouldn't have been relevant.

The Press and Morgan State U.

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National journalism group censures university for ending employment of student paper adviser, saying she was punished for protecting students' rights to free expression.

Return of the Professor

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Activist English instructor at Ohio community college without tenure, who president admitted was laid off in violation of contract, is reinstated following faculty outcry.

Israel and Academic Freedom

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When political scientist at Ben-Gurion U. endorsed boycott of his country -- in article in the U.S. -- he set off debates in both nations about professors' rights.

Window on College's Troubled Soul

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Habib Sadid has made himself an easy target. For many of his 22 years at Idaho State University, the professor of civil engineering has poked and prodded administrators. He’s run to the newspapers when he thought no one else would listen, espousing claims of rampant “corruption” within the university. In frenzied e-mails, he lambastes his dean as an ineffectual "liar." He’s even filed a lawsuit, alleging retaliation for his years in the loyal opposition.

Freed Scholar Recounts Ordeal

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Haleh Esfandiari’s imprisonment in Iran stirred concerns among scholars, and her story shows a government deeply suspicious of academe.

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

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Georgia community college professor dismissed for unexplained “sexual harassment” charge days after complaining to administrators about flaw in institution's policy.

Saint Louis U. Blocks David Horowitz Event

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University says it acted out of concern that his talk on Islam would attack that faith.

Organized Against Labor

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Conservative group has been filing information requests and complaints against university centers that work with unions; AAUP charges violation of academic freedom.

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