Academic freedom

Long Island U says it is turning things around one year after a faculty lockout, but professors say otherwise

Long Island U says it is turning things around, financially and otherwise, one year after a faculty lockout. Professors say the institution continues to falter.

Virginia Tech faces accusations of employing white supremacist

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Students and activists are alleging a graduate student at Virginia Tech is a white supremacist -- and some want him gone.

Attorney General Sessions blasts colleges on issues of free speech

Attorney General Sessions blasts colleges on issues of free expression.

Incidents at Harvard and Catholic Universities run counter to narrative about campus speaker controversies

Incidents at Harvard and Catholic Universities challenge idea that liberals are the only ones preventing ideas from being voiced on campuses.

Harvard rescinds Chelsea Manning's fellowship

University acts amid uproar over her selection.

New paper on artificial intelligence that can (mostly) correctly pick self-identified gays and lesbians sets off major debate

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.”

Reed College course lectures canceled after student protesters interrupt class to protest Eurocentrism

Lectures for one of Reed College’s signature learning experiences, a humanities course on the ancient Mediterranean, were canceled after protesters tried to interrupt the class to protest perceived Eurocentrism. What’s the future for courses grounded in ancient -- largely Western -- texts?

Three books arrive on campus free speech debates

After a year of constant debate and considerable divisiveness, three texts seek to make the discussion more productive.

University of Tampa terminates professor who suggested Texas deserved the hurricane for backing Trump

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

In U Miami announcement on Cuba, some see an outsized role for outside groups

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After meeting with hardline, anti-Castro leaders, University of Miami says it won't enter into institutional agreements with Cuba. But what do faculty members think?

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