Illinois governor's pick for state higher education board questions the way academic freedom is defined, the need to defend faculty rights and scientific consensus on evolution.
Group of scholars want a political theology blog post arguing that some leftists sympathize with jihad taken down, but the blog's editors say they're baffled by the demand.
Congressional inquiry seeks the names and identities of academics, including graduate students, prompting criticism from scholars who say the probe is more about intimidation than information.
U of Wisconsin System Board of Regents approves new tenure policies, rejecting a series of proposals that professors said would have protected some of their rights.
Oberlin releases statements that seem to contradict its earlier position defending the right of a controversial professor, Joy Karega, to say what she wants on social media.
Academic freedom is supposed to protect unpopular views. A case involving an Oberlin professor who claimed that ISIS is really the CIA and Mossad asks whether that freedom extends to falsehoods.
Mount Saint Mary College in New York isn't affiliated with Mount St. Mary's University in Maryland, but professors at the former say it's headed down the same path as the latter, with dissenting faculty members dismissed and trustees showing up at search committee meetings.
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.
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.
Student movements offer countless opportunities for students -- as well as their teachers -- to learn, writes Henry Reichman.
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