Academic freedom

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.

Debate at University of Tennessee over posttenure review plan

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Right after U of Tennessee faculty members agreed on plan to toughen oversight of tenured professors, system proposed rules many say endanger academic freedom.

UC San Diego Academic Senate rejects student-led push to cut a course on Woody Allen

UC San Diego Academic Senate rejects student-led push to cut a course on the filmmaker from the curriculum over sexual abuse allegations.

How did a professor's stray email linking to an 'Inside Higher Ed' article result in a letter of reprimand?

How did a professor's stray email linking to an Inside Higher Ed article result in a letter of reprimand in his personnel file?

Two professors on different campuses used the N-word last week. One was suspended and one was backed by his institution

Two professors on different campuses used the N-word last week. One was suspended and one was backed by his institution, demonstrating academe's continually fraught relationship with the term.

Controversial event at University of Chicago law school called off

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Description of conservative group's gathering said immigration has turned U.S. into "porcelain receptacle for other nations’ wretched refuse." Group said rhetoric was intentionally hyperbolic, and that students canceled the event.

Experts: States likely to keep abolishing free-speech zones

State legislatures are banning spaces colleges have carved out for free expression and protest that many consider restrictive.

A year later the Trump administration's travel restrictions -- opposed by many in higher ed -- are having an impact

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Visa data suggest decreases in the number of individuals from countries affected by the travel ban coming to the U.S. as students or for short-term business travel, a category that includes travel related to academic conferences.

University of Arkansas professors want to stall vote on changes they say would upend tenure

University of Arkansas professors want to stall a vote on system policy changes they say would upend the definition of tenure. Many fear the system is trying to focus on the vague concept of collegiality.

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