Academic freedom

The Poster Child Who Can't Be Found

A criminology course at the University of Northern Colorado is the setting for one of David Horowitz's favorite stories.

As he tells it, a required essay on a mid-term exam was for students to "explain why George Bush is a war criminal." A student submitted an essay on why Saddam Hussein was a war criminal and she received an F.

Tattered Poster Child

The Colorado student David Horowitz loves to talk about does exist, but university officials offer evidence that her story doesn't check out.

A Deal Collapses

The University of Colorado and Ward Churchill were on the verge of a deal for him to quit when talks fell apart after plagiarism charges emerged.

A Fight Over Fundamentalism

Alumni and faculty members at Louisiana College are locked in a battle with trustees over the institution's future.

Academic Freedom Wars

In Florida, legislation advances against "leftist totalitarian professors," while Columbia president frames debate on faculty rights and responsibilities.

Churchill Survives -- For Now

The Colorado professor's controversial speech won't cost him his tenured job. Plagiarism allegations still might.

Securing the Campus

Virginia Commonwealth reacts as a Muslim scholar's controversial activism brings threats.

Churchill Wars Continue

As experts on academic freedom weigh in on the latest developments, controversial professor says he won't cooperate with new investigation.

Now He Can't Speak on His Own Campus

Ward Churchill never got to talk at Hamilton College. But the controversial ethnic studies professor was supposed to have a platform tonight at his home campus, the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Showdown in Colorado

As regents gather to discuss Ward Churchill, politicians rush to denounce him and faculty groups offer support.


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