Academic freedom

Academic at center of Yale controversy over Halloween costumes won't teach there again

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Woman who sent controversial email about Halloween costumes -- and faced uproar over it -- decides to stop teaching at Yale University.

Survey sheds new light on faculty attitudes and experiences toward trigger warnings

Survey of literature and arts professors finds 60 percent see the practice as harmful to academic freedom -- although many favor general descriptions on a syllabus, even as they avoid labeling particular works.

Yale professors issue open letter on free speech

Dozens of Yale faculty members issue open letter decrying substance and tone of recent discussions of a controversial email -- and urging civil discussions of difficult issues.

U of Kansas professor is on leave after comments on race result in 5 complaints

Kansas professor is on leave after students complain over her use of n-word and her statements on retention. Situation is latest to raise issues of racial sensitivity and academic freedom.

Video shows Mizzou student press clash with protesters

U of Missouri activists clash with student photographer, raising questions about protesters and free expression. And role of professor in blocking the student sets off large debate -- and she apologizes.

Appeals court finds Georgia State psychologists didn't have First Amendment right to complain about boss

Federal appeals court finds memo from Georgia State psychologists criticizing management of counseling center had no First Amendment protection.

Williams students revoke invitation to speaker who criticizes feminism

Alumni fund speakers who represent views that may make students uncomfortable. Did Suzanne Venker fit that category too well?

New Paper Details Extent of BB&T Bank's Ayn Rand-Inspired Grant Program

New paper details extent of a grant program that linked funds to courses that were required to teach Ayn Rand.

Why do some faculty members sign loyalty oaths without issue?

In light of a recent high-profile faculty resignation at Phoenix College, some are asking why other professors asked to sign loyalty oaths don't object.

Novelist quits teaching job at Phoenix College over loyalty oath

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Arizona is surprised to find out it still requires professors to sign a statement that was common in McCarthy era. And a community college loses an adjunct who was its star professor.

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