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British Professors Seek to Cut Ties to Israeli Scholars

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Union vote proceeds despite intense lobbying from American faculty groups, who see a serious violation of academic freedom.

New Approaches to Faculty Hiring

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Community colleges urged to rethink how they find professors -- and how they structure search committees.

Blackballed at Yale

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Juan Cole's appointment in Middle Eastern studies apparently killed -- despite backing at departmental level and following intense media campaign.

Soft Support for Tenure

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Poll suggests most Americans back academic freedom and faculty control of classrooms -- but with limits.

Honorary Degrees, Tolerance and Ethics

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Professor plans to pick up honor at Ryerson U. -- despite protests and a defense of academic freedom that has struck many as weak.

Investigation Over 9/11 Teachings

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Wisconsin orders inquiry after instructor shares controversial views on radio show, and suggests he will include them in class.

Controversial Scholar Cleared to Teach

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Citing academic freedom, Wisconsin provost upholds hiring of instructor who says the United States masterminded 9/11 attacks.

Should Academic Left Defend Churchill?

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Some professors organize petition drive to help embattled Colorado professor, but others question whether he deserves help.

Prior Restraint on Speech?

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Fredonia professor charges he was offered full professorship if he subjected his views to review; university says he distorts sequence of events.

Are You Now or Have You Ever...

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Under new Ohio law, some public universities require new professors to sign statement about possible links to terrorist groups.

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