Academic freedom

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.

Students storm class at Columbia to protest university's handling of rape cases

Students storm a professor’s class at Columbia to protest the university’s handling of rape cases. It’s unclear if the students involved will face consequences.

Pro-colonialism article has been withdrawn over threats to journal editor

“The Case for Colonialism” has been revoked -- not over claims of shoddy scholarship or publication irregularities but rather threats to the journal editor. Some call it a disturbing precedent that could make academics less safe.

Long Island U says it is turning things around one year after a faculty lockout, but professors say otherwise

Long Island U says it is turning things around, financially and otherwise, one year after a faculty lockout. Professors say the institution continues to falter.

Virginia Tech faces accusations of employing white supremacist

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Students and activists are alleging a graduate student at Virginia Tech is a white supremacist -- and some want him gone.

Attorney General Sessions blasts colleges on issues of free speech

Attorney General Sessions blasts colleges on issues of free expression.

Incidents at Harvard and Catholic Universities run counter to narrative about campus speaker controversies

Incidents at Harvard and Catholic Universities challenge idea that liberals are the only ones preventing ideas from being voiced on campuses.

Harvard rescinds Chelsea Manning's fellowship

University acts amid uproar over her selection.

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