Academic freedom

Cal State Fullerton reinstates lecturer after arbitrator finds no evidence for most charges against him

Cal State Fullerton reinstates part-time professor after arbitrator finds no evidence that he attempted to hit a student at a pro-Trump event, as was alleged when he was fired by the university.

Study finds large share of cases involving faculty harassment of graduate students are serious

New study of harassment of graduate students by faculty members suggests that the problem is worse -- both in level of offense and prevalence of repeat offenders -- than many believe.

Claremont McKenna suspends 5 students for blocking a speech

Claremont McKenna announces punishments for those who prevented an audience from hearing Heather Mac Donald, an author whose views on criminal justice they call racist.

Trinity of Connecticut clears Johnny Williams of wrongdoing, but he remains on leave -- now voluntary

Trinity of Connecticut clears Johnny Williams of wrongdoing, but he remains on leave -- now voluntary -- as his supporters say college needs to apologize for criticizing him over use of racially charged hashtag.

College lawyers hear discussion about tension between free speech and inclusivity

At meeting of college lawyers, panelists rue students’ lack of understanding of First Amendment and share strategies for balancing expression and sensitivity.

Classicist finds herself the target of online threats after article on ancient statues

Professor’s essay about the original color of classical statues is mocked by conservative websites -- and then she receives online threats.

Evergreen State remains closed amid another threat, and groups frame controversy in different ways


College calls off classes today after another threat. As diversity debate continues, board pledges support for free speech. Faculty members circulate letter questioning actions of colleague.

Journal's Board of Directors offers its support for editor's decision to publish article on transracialism

Journal’s board offers its support for editor’s decision to publish article comparing transracial and transgender identities.

AAUP: Spalding U fired tenured professor for asking why it hadn't notified minority professors of possible threat from armed student

At Spalding U, a white faculty member complained that nonwhite colleagues were left out of warnings that they could have been in danger. AAUP objects to the university's response: firing the professor who complained.

Ann Coulter will back out of Berkeley talk

The controversial conservative author has decided not to speak at Berkeley, saying it would not be safe.


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