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War in Gaza Fuels Faculty Free Speech Battles 

Advocates for campus free expression and academic freedom say they’ve seen increased reports of squelched speech since Oct. 7—often following social media campaigns and political pressure.

A photograph of Ahlam Muhtaseb, professor of communication studies at California State University, San Bernardino, standing with duct tape on her mouth. Her head is covered and she wears a kaffiyeh around her neck.

Palestinian Communication Professor Says She’s Been Censored Again

For a second time, Ahlam Muhtaseb, of California State University, San Bernardino, lost an opportunity to share her message due to concerns over her using the word “genocide.” This time, she says, she didn’t even use it.

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Fired LSU Professor Accused of Student Affair, Illegal Anti-CRT Lobbying

An ousted political science professor is denying salacious ethics charges against him.

AAUP: DeSantis’s Florida Part of ‘Assault on Democracy Worldwide’

The American Association of University Professors released a report today saying Ron DeSantis’s words and actions “come from the same...

Communication Association Apologizes for Blocked Gaza Speech

The National Communication Association’s Executive Committee said last week that the “events leading up to the censoring and dismissal” of...
A photograph of Ahlam Muhtaseb, professor of communication studies at California State University, San Bernardino, standing with duct tape on her mouth. Her head is covered and she wears a kaffiyeh around her neck.

Gaza Speech Allegedly Blocked by National Communication Association

A historic moment for Palestinians at the organization’s annual conference was shut down over concerns about calling the deaths in Gaza “genocide,” professors say.

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California Professor Charged in Jewish Protester’s Death

Prosecutors alleged that the community college instructor involuntarily contributed to the death at an off-campus protest. His lawyer challenges the official account.

AAUP: Critiques of Israel Aren’t ‘Invariably Antisemitic’

The American Association of University Professors said Wednesday it “rejects the characterization of pro-Palestinian speech or critiques of the Israeli...