Academic Freedom

Academic Freedom
Nov 16, 2020
University of Miami law professor says he's being fired for his controversial views. Some colleagues have spoken out against him, but some worry about making him a martyr.

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November 16, 2020

University of Miami law professor says he's being fired for his controversial views. Some colleagues have spoken out against him, but some worry about making him a martyr.

September 29, 2020

Washington and Lee offers full-throated defense of professors targeted for political and racist reasons.

September 25, 2020

Videoconferencing provider refuses to stream a university event featuring a member of a terrorist organization. Academic freedom hawks see virtual teaching platforms as a new front in the fight for faculty rights.

September 8, 2020

Professor suspended for saying a Chinese word that sounds like a racial slur in English.

August 31, 2020

When it comes to their students testing positive for COVID-19, professors say they have a right to know and share the information how they deem appropriate. Colleges want to keep those cases close to the vest.

August 7, 2020

A 20-minute plenary talk boils over into music theory's biggest imbroglio in years. Allegations of anti-Black bias and anti-Semitism fly.

July 30, 2020

Political science professor at Converse College says he's facing termination for refusing to complete two diversity and antibias training modules.

July 28, 2020

A leading voice on welfare reform is accused of racism after he publishes an article linking poverty to "culture." Journal faces calls for retraction.

July 23, 2020

San Diego State considers a policy on revoking emeritus status when retired professors hurt the university's reputation.

May 19, 2020

Copyright ownership concerns abound in the rapid shift to remote instruction.

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