Academic freedom

How can universities uphold values in international partnerships?

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Universities that set up shop globally should work to uphold principles such as academic freedom, gender equity and freedom of speech -- but they sometimes compromise, scholars argue.

Biennial Scholars at Risk gathering focuses on threats to scholars and academic values globally

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The biennial Scholars at Risk gathering focuses on threats to scholars and academic values globally.

Anthropology group rejects resolution to boycott Israeli academic institutions

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Members of the American Anthropological Association narrowly vote down a resolution to boycott Israeli academic institutions.

Indiana University sues over abortion law and fetal tissue restrictions

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Indiana U says important research on Alzheimer's disease is imperiled by new state abortion law.

At two colleges, what happens when protesters obstruct free speech

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Recent incidents at DePaul and UC Irvine raise the question of what obligations a college has to make sure that protesters -- while objecting to an event -- can't shut it down or block its ideas from being heard.

AAUP finds Mizzou compromised academic freedom in terminating Melissa Click

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AAUP investigation finds that -- regardless of what one thinks of Melissa Click's actions -- U of Missouri board endangered academic freedom by firing her without a faculty review.

Professor says she was fired over well-intentioned but ill-received class discussion on race

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Professor accused of using a slur -- not against an individual -- during a well-intentioned but ill-received classroom discussion about race fails to earn reappointment to tenure track.

Ball State professor earns tenure despite allegations he pushed creationism in class

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Controversial Ball State U professor earns tenure despite past allegations that he pushed creationism in the science classroom.

Rutgers Graduate School faculty takes a stand against Academic Analytics

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Rutgers professors vote a second time to seek access to and limits on use of data from Academic Analytics -- as faculty advocates vow to take such criticism to other campuses.

Minnesota Faculty Senate ponders policy making free speech 'paramount'

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Minnesota Faculty Senate mulls statement making free speech a “paramount” value, but critics wonder whether the pledge as written condones hate speech. A separate proposed policy would create an on-campus free speech advocate.


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