Academic Freedom

Academic Freedom
Jan 30, 2015
Steven Salaita's long-anticipated lawsuit against the U. of Illinois includes a twist: in addition to administrators, he's suing the donors he says interfered in his job at the university.

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January 30, 2015

Steven Salaita's long-anticipated lawsuit against the U. of Illinois includes a twist: in addition to administrators, he's suing the donors he says interfered in his job at the university.

January 9, 2015

The U. of New Brunswick stands behind a professor who said Asians are ruining the "British" city of Vancouver.

December 17, 2014

Professor sets off debate by writing that student requests to avoid discussions on rape law are limiting important parts of legal education. Some faculty say that they don't avoid the topic, but handle discussions in different ways than they do other subjects.

November 14, 2014

U. of Illinois board issues statement creating a path for James Kilgore -- who served prison time for his activities with the Symbionese Liberation Army -- to resume teaching.

November 7, 2014

Panel criticizes American Studies Association's year-old academic boycott of Israel at body's annual meeting. And the panelists in turn are criticized.

October 3, 2014

New books on academic freedom and free speech argue that the most serious threats to academic freedom and free speech are coming from within higher education.

October 2, 2014

Most of the faculty at General Theological Seminary is out. But whether they resigned or were fired depends on who you ask.

October 2, 2014

The university says it was worried about the impact Steven Salaita might have on some students because of his criticism of Israel. But did officials apply that test when examining professor who espoused anti-gay views?

September 10, 2014

In his first public remarks since losing his job offer, controversial scholar says he still wants to teach at U. of Illinois.

September 9, 2014

As Berkeley chancellor joins those calling for more civility in academe, faculty critics see an attack on academic freedom.

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