Academic freedom

Filling Key Presidency in Christian Higher Ed

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Wheaton of Illinois names a new leader -- at a time the college enjoys greater prominence and faces some criticism.

Faculty Challenge Tenure Denial

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Ohio University professor denied tenure over collegiality issues was victim of a "tainted" process and should have been approved, a committee finds.

Standing Up for Explicit Exhibit

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A year after one university insisted on removing part of photography show, U. of Louisville defends the project, which includes images of naked girls and women.

Battle of Wills and Faith

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Members of small, conservative denomination move to assert control over Erskine College, leaving many professors scared -- and some subject to repeated online attacks.

Apology Ends Defamation Suit

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Publisher of newsletter that criticizes CUNY's faculty union sees vindication, as litigation ends without his having to pay anything. But the plaintiff sees victory as well.

Evaporating First Amendment?

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Judge's finding that controversial columns by a university professor lacked Constitutional protection has a variety of legal watchdogs worried.

No Job for Adjunct Who Took a Stand

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Instructor whose resignation drew attention to controversial (since rescinded) DNA-testing policy at U. of Akron is blocked from ever coming back.

Is Collaboration a Form of Collaboration?

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By co-editing a book with Israeli scholars, a professor at American U. of Beirut finds himself under attack on his campus and sets off a debate over academic freedom.

No 'Corpus Christi' at Tarleton State

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When the play Corpus Christi was revived in New York City in 2008, a review in The New York Times talked about how in the decade since the Terrence McNally play was first produced, the culture wars had subsided. "I didn’t even walk through a metal detector. Times have certainly changed," he wrote.

Tenure Denial Reversed

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Overruling top administrators, Ohio University’s president has decided to award tenure to a journalism professor accused of threatening fellow faculty, Inside Higher Ed has learned.

Roderick McDavis, the university’s president, declared Tuesday that Bill Reader would be granted tenure after more than a year of contentious debate about his case.

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