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

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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.

August 15, 2014

In the backlash over Cary Nelson backing the U. of Illinois for denying a job to a controversial scholar, no one is more surprised at the outrage than Cary Nelson.

July 11, 2014

Adjuncts protest unexpectedly small paychecks, alleged faculty "blacklist" at Northern New Mexico College.

May 8, 2014

Should a history that includes membership in the Symbionese Liberation Army and jail time disqualify one from keeping an adjunct job? Even if the instructor was open about it and received rave teaching reviews?

April 18, 2014

New AAUP report accuses U. of Colorado-Boulder administrators of violating academic freedom in their reaction to a sexism investigation of philosophy department this year.

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