Academic freedom

Some Chinese students at UC San Diego condemn choice of Dalai Lama as commencement speaker

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Some at UC San Diego object to their university's choice of commencement speaker.

Orange Coast College suspends student who secretly videotaped professor's anti-Trump comments that later went viral

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Orange Coast College suspends student who secretly and in violation of college rules videotaped professor's anti-Trump comments, which later went viral.

U of Chicago debates whether Corey Lewandowski should speak -- and whether reporters should be barred

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University faces criticism for appearance by Corey Lewandowski, former Trump campaign manager, and also for keeping journalists out of the room while he talks.

Juan Williams is out as commencement speaker at Ursinus

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Fox News contributor Juan Williams won't be speaking at Ursinus College's commencement after faculty members question his ethics.

Brown U's series on campus speech faces its first test, with a scholar using racial slurs during a talk

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Brown U's series on campus speech faces its first test, with a scholar using racial and religious slurs to make a point during a talk. Some students were offended, and one challenged him -- but not his right to speak.

At U of Toronto, professors debate whether academic freedom covers work some view as fake science

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University of Toronto supports an “anti-psychiatry” scholarship and the professor who championed it, but some fear impact of institutional endorsement of what they view as fake science.

MLA Delegate Assembly rejects boycott of Israeli universities

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Vote by Delegate Assembly was 113-79. Body approves another measure, calling on association to refrain from the boycott.

Drexel issues new statement about academic freedom and inclusivity

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University issues new statement, explicitly recognizing one of its faculty members' tweets about "white genocide" as "protected speech," but also stressing "importance of choosing one’s words thoughtfully."

Stony Brook philosophy Ph.D. says his department plans review amid claims he's a neo-Nazi

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Stony Brook may be reviewing scholarship behind dissertation approved in philosophy for figure active in white nationalist circles. Some worry about academic freedom implications of such a review.

Reed College engages in soul-searching after posters and shouts insult director of 'Boys Don't Cry'

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Reed College engages in soul-searching over students’ shouting during lecture by director of Boys Don't Cry, arguing that the acclaimed film should have featured transgender actors.


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