Academic freedom

Post-Union Disunion

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After collective bargaining vote at Bowling Green State, trustees eliminate faculty committees and limit professors' roles in other governance areas. Is it necessary or retaliatory?

More Than a Coincidence?

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At DePaul, faculty members want to know why so many minority tenure candidates have been rejected while white hopefuls have succeeded.

'Academic Freedom in the Post-9/11 Era'

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It's not just civil libertarians who worry that 9/11 has been used to justify insidious state overreach; academics have a mounting set of concerns, too. A new essay collection, Academic Freedom in the Post 9/11 Era (Macmillan), whose contributors include Cornel West, Noam Chomsky and Henry Giroux, makes the case that universities are in trouble. Its editors are Edward J. Carvalho and David B. Downing.

Into the Fray

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Noting years of misreading of the past by those in power, historians vow wider engagement with the public.

Political Purge or Quality Control?

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An adjunct teaching the Middle East is yanked from a course at Brooklyn College, with very different interpretations as to why.

Striving for Catholic Solidarity

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Bishops and college presidents discuss ways to deal with issues of academic freedom and religious faith.

Adjunct Wins Back Course

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Following debate over academic freedom and job qualifications, Brooklyn College will let grad student teach course on Middle Eastern politics.

How RPI's Faculty Voice Was Quieted

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When the Faculty Senate at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute voted, in spring 2006, to widen its membership to include contingent faculty, it set in motion a series of events that left the senate in a state of limbo and shredded the notion of shared governance, according to a report released Wednesday by the American Association of University Professors, which was based on an investigation by the national group.

Presidential Art Critic

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Should the leader of a college be ordering the removal of a painting in a faculty art show?

Church and State (Universities)

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Major higher education groups urge Supreme Court to consider appeal of ruling they fear could force public colleges to financially support worship and other practices of religion.

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