Academic freedom

National Women's Studies Association joins Israel boycott movement

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The National Women's Studies Association becomes the latest scholarly group to join the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel.

Middle East Studies Scholars Discuss the Academic Boycott of Israel

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Members of the Middle East Studies Association discuss whether they too should take a collective position on the boycott of Israeli universities.

Anthropologists overwhelmingly vote to boycott Israeli universities

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Anthropology professors vote overwhelmingly to back boycott of Israeli universities. Issue now goes to their association membership.

U of Illinois settles with professor unhired for controversial comments on Twitter

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U of Illinois settles with professor unhired for his controversial remarks on Twitter. He'll get cash but not the job he wanted.

Protest at U of Minnesota delays speech by Israeli professor for half hour

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At U of Minnesota, protesters' interruptions delayed Israeli professor from talking. After three are arrested, they say their free speech rights were violated.

Ben Carson explains how he would have Education Department identify and end "extreme bias" by colleges

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Leading GOP candidate in Iowa presidential race explains how he would have Education Department prevent "indoctrination," and cites the "stomping on Jesus" case as an example.

Instructor says Gannon U demanded his resignation after 'Newsweek' wrote about his work in Iraq

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Former instructor says Gannon U demanded he quit after Newsweek wrote about his role as interrogation expert in Iraq.

U of British Columbia finds the university failed to protect a professor's academic freedom

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Board chair of U of British Columbia resigns as the university releases an investigative report into "a cascading series of events" triggered by his phone call to a faculty member.

Reports raise concerns about efforts to suppress pro-Palestinian advocacy on campuses

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Two new reports raise concerns about attempts “to silence advocacy for Palestinian rights” on campuses.

Grad student defends art project of placing "white only" signs at SUNY Buffalo

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Graduate student who placed "White Only" signs on SUNY Buffalo campus explains her intent -- and renews the debate over her art.

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