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Feb 17, 2020
La Verne seeks to terminate a gadfly professor for allegedly threatening to "assassinate" a colleague. Is it going too far?

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February 17, 2020

La Verne seeks to terminate a gadfly professor for allegedly threatening to "assassinate" a colleague. Is it going too far?

January 17, 2020

The U.S. Education Department says its newly proposed rule would "level the playing field" for religious institutions applying for funding from the agency. But critics question the motives and assumptions underlying the rule.

September 26, 2019

What does it mean when the National Communication Association shuts down discussions on its Listserv?

March 21, 2019

A new study says trigger warnings are useless. Does that mean they should be abandoned?

February 25, 2019

Cuts and talk of ending multiyear contracts at evangelical Christian university raise worries some faculty members are going to be targeted based on ideology.

April 24, 2018

Randa Jarrar's case at Cal State Fresno has attracted national attention, much of it arguably undue. Will she be punished? It's hard to say, given academe's unpredictable track record on discipline for faculty social media snafus.

February 15, 2016

President of Mount St. Mary's in Maryland says he reinstated two professors he fired. Faculty asks president to quit. Many report fear for their jobs and uncertainty over liberal arts and Catholic heritage. Many students back president. Plus video satire.

February 8, 2016

Wheaton of Illinois and professor it tried to fire over her statements about God reach deal under which she will leave.

June 29, 2015

Northwest Nazarene stands behind elimination of job of tenured theologian, but will let him teach part-time for a few years. His supporters believe he is being punished for views on evolution and other issues.

April 9, 2015

Theologian who wrote of ability of Christians to embrace evolution loses his tenured position at Northwest Nazarene U. -- and his supporters aren't accepting the university's explanations.

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