Academic freedom

AAUP votes to censure U of Nebraska for alleged violations of academic freedom in Courtney Lawton case

AAUP censures Nebraska-Lincoln for alleged violations of academic freedom in Courtney Lawton case. Iowa and Stillman removed from lists of sanctioned and censured institutions.

Pakistani scholars barred from Asian studies conference in India

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The Indian government is barring Pakistani scholars from participating in a conference in New Delhi co-sponsored by an American academic association.

UCLA will limit how much it will pay in security on outside speakers

For certain events, UCLA will only cover $100,000 worth of security each year for speakers outside the university, a unique spending cap so far in higher education.

Koch agreements with George Mason gave foundation role in faculty hiring and oversight

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George Mason says some of its past donor agreements with Charles Koch Foundation have afforded the organization a say in faculty appointments, in violation of the norms of academic freedom.

Survey finds professors back free speech on campus, including ideas some find offensive

Survey finds strong faculty support for free expression on campus, even for ideas some would consider offensive.

Randa Jarrar case at Fresno State has attracted national attention, much of it arguably undue

Randa Jarrar's case at Cal State Fresno has attracted national attention, much of it arguably undue. Will she be punished? It's hard to say, given academe's unpredictable track record on discipline for faculty social media snafus.

Guest lecture on free speech at CUNY law school heckled

Speaker at CUNY law school interrupted repeatedly by those who said he shouldn't have been permitted there.

Two professors announce resignations from MassArt following harassment allegations

Two professors resign from MassArt following harassment allegations. Are art schools taking a harder line against professors in era of Me Too? Are academic and artistic freedom at risk?

Students value diversity, inclusion more than free expression, study says

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A new Gallup/Knight Foundation report breaks down student attitudes on the First Amendment.

Students interrupt several portions of speech by Christina Hoff Sommers

Law students at Lewis & Clark College interrupt appearance by Christina Hoff Sommers.

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