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.

Brandeis calls off play about Lenny Bruce

Play about late comedian is called off amid student protests.

List of featured speakers for sociology conference, most of them men, sparks debate and backlash

Sociology has reputation for diversity and inclusion, including at its conferences. So a preliminary, nearly all-male list of featured speakers for an upcoming meeting sparked criticism -- and backlash over gender equity and collegiality.

As speaker protests continue, options for punishments unclear

Columbia students prevent British anti-Islam activist from talking via video. Michigan students block part of Charles Murray talk.

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