Academic freedom

Professor cites boycott of Israeli universities in declining to write recommendation letter for student

University of Michigan professor refuses to write on behalf of student hoping to study in Israel. Are such letters a professional responsibility or subject to faculty members' political views?

Trump administration will use more expansive definition of anti-Semitism in ways that critics say limit free speech

The Trump administration, which has frequently criticized colleges for not doing enough to protect free speech on campus, introduces a more expansive definition of anti-Semitism on campus. Civil liberties groups say it will result in the stifling of free speech.

Arizona psychologist faces scrutiny for grants from organization founded to support research in eugenics

University of Arizona psychologist is under scrutiny for taking money from an organization founded to support research in eugenics.

Purdue Global axes faculty confidentiality agreement

Purdue Global faculty members will no longer be required to sign a contentious employee agreement that allowed the university to be arbiter of who owns rights to instructional materials.

Survey of more than 500 China scholars provides data on how frequently they experience Chinese state repression

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First-of-its-kind survey of China scholars seeks to quantify just how frequently they encounter repressive actions by the Chinese state intended to stop or circumscribe their research. A majority say self-censorship is a problem.

Is the N-word simply to be avoided, or is Emory wrong to suspend a law professor who used it?

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Emory is investigating a law professor who used the slur in a torts class about a case involving the word "Negro."

AAUP opposes efforts in some states to get academics to pledge not to support BDS movement against Israel

AAUP opposes efforts in some states to get academics to disavow movement regarding Israel. Group also opposes recent government action against American pro-BDS scholar.

Attorney general again denounces campuses on free expression, but what about Kansas?

Jeff Sessions gives another speech denouncing campuses for failing to permit all viewpoints to be heard. When it comes to recent incident at University of Kansas, he's not talking.

Calls for universities to end their contracts with U.S. immigration agency

Protests and petitions call on universities to end their contracts with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

University of Kansas removes art after governor finds it disrespectful. Was this about public safety or political sensibilities?

University of Kansas removes art after governor finds it disrespectful. Was this about public safety or political sensibilities?

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