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Academic Freedom
Jan 14, 2016
Wheaton of Illinois is seeking to fire a professor for violating its statement of faith. Conflict draws attention to such statements, and renews debate on whether they are compatible with academic freedom.

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January 14, 2016

Wheaton of Illinois is seeking to fire a professor for violating its statement of faith. Conflict draws attention to such statements, and renews debate on whether they are compatible with academic freedom.

December 17, 2015

Nearly 90 percent of professors at U of Wisconsin System would consider leaving state if tenure were abolished, and majority say it would limit scholarly inquiry, according the results of controversial survey.

December 4, 2015

Student movements offer countless opportunities for students -- as well as their teachers -- to learn, writes Henry Reichman.

December 2, 2015

Survey of literature and arts professors finds 60 percent see the practice as harmful to academic freedom -- although many favor general descriptions on a syllabus, even as they avoid labeling particular works.

November 13, 2015

U of Illinois settles with professor unhired for his controversial remarks on Twitter. He'll get cash but not the job he wanted.

October 19, 2015

Former instructor says Gannon U demanded he quit after Newsweek wrote about his role as interrogation expert in Iraq.

October 5, 2015

A professor at Mount Holyoke asked his students to name slurs that might have been used against groups of which they are members. The college helped seven students switch sections, but now one student has gone public with the incident.

October 2, 2015

In light of a recent high-profile faculty resignation at Phoenix College, some are asking why other professors asked to sign loyalty oaths don't object.

August 26, 2015

Northwestern loses second faculty member over alleged censorship of a medical school journal article about a sexual encounter.

August 25, 2015

Duke U freshmen say a celebrated graphic novel depicting lesbian sex and relationships shouldn't have been included on their recommended summer reading list, and some won't read it.

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