Academic freedom

Academic freedom

Mar 23, 2023
An English professor wrote in a conservative media outlet, opposing his department’s new “anti-racist statement.” The next month, the statement was gone. His own statement of protest linked to a racist column.


October 19, 2022
Universities should ban fossil fuel industry funding for research on climate change and energy, Jake Lowe and Connor Chung write.
September 29, 2022
Faculty members at the University of Arizona say they’ve been blocked from service on a key committee because they’ve criticized the institution in the past. What’s going on?
September 27, 2022
Citing new and existing state laws, University of Idaho tells employees what they can (and mostly can’t) say and do regarding abortion. The institution says it may also cease to provide birth control.
September 21, 2022
Emporia State cut tenured faculty as part of a controversial workforce-management policy. Officials promise a reinvestment of resources, but critics distrust leadership and fear the worst.
August 25, 2022
A professor at Claremont McKenna accuses it of violating his academic freedom, but the college pokes holes in his story. Beyond these competing narratives, how should colleges respond to student complaints about professors quoting racial slurs in class?
August 19, 2022
U of California, Santa Cruz, faces online mobbing over a trans student’s controversial activism.
August 16, 2022
Why did the University of Florida suddenly fire its honors program director?
August 8, 2022
Palestinian poet say's he's being denied entry to Israel to interview for a U.S. visa so that he may return to his graduate program at Syracuse University.
July 29, 2022
University of Michigan handled controversy over a pro-life speaker at a ceremony for incoming medical students the right way, Scott Richard Lyons writes.
July 28, 2022
A gathering of academic administrators gets schooled in why students see their speech rights slipping—and what colleges can do about it.


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