Threats Against Faculty

Threats Against Faculty
Sep 22, 2017
PETA goes after a Yale postdoc for her research on birds, and some academics cry foul.

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September 22, 2017

PETA goes after a Yale postdoc for her research on birds, and some academics cry foul.

September 13, 2017

A prominent journal that already accepted a controversial study about using computers to "read" one's sexuality based on a photo is putting the study up to further scrutiny after intense public backlash.

September 12, 2017

New paper on artificial intelligence that can (mostly) correctly pick self-identified gays and lesbians based on photos has been called nearly everything -- from bad science to an important “wake-up call.”

August 30, 2017

University of Tampa fires a professor who suggested Texas deserved the hurricane for helping put President Trump in the White House.

August 29, 2017

Dartmouth professors ask president to apologize for his 'disavowal' of of a controversial scholar who writes about and is sympathetic to 'antifa' activism.maybe: "who writes about and is sympathetic to 'antifa' activism"? -s***OK---CFj

August 14, 2017

Sociologists call for a systematic response to online targeting of and threats against public scholars.

July 19, 2017

Cal State Fullerton reinstates part-time professor after arbitrator finds no evidence that he attempted to hit a student at a pro-Trump event, as was alleged when he was fired by the university.

July 17, 2017

Trinity of Connecticut clears Johnny Williams of wrongdoing, but he remains on leave -- now voluntary -- as his supporters say college needs to apologize for criticizing him over use of racially charged hashtag.

June 27, 2017

Trinity College in Connecticut places Johnny Eric Williams on leave over controversial comments about race. Faculty groups say college is undermining academic freedom.

June 26, 2017

Professors are often lightning rods, but many see a new menace to academic freedom in recent physical threats against faculty members who speak out on race and other issues.

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