Academic freedom

Stay blocks release of documents from Boston College oral history project

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Appeals court issues stay, blocks release of documents from Boston College to British authorities investigating crimes in Northern Ireland.

Federal judge refuses to quash subpoenas for confidential records

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Federal judge refuses to quash subpoenas seeking research interviews at Boston College, but says academic freedom issues merit consideration.

New dispute between historian and Turkish-American group

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Historian at UC Davis and university’s alumni magazine won’t retract his statement about those who deny the Armenian genocide.

Grand Canyon U. hires adjuncts as full-time online faculty

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Grand Canyon University hires 98 adjuncts as full-time online professors in an attempt to boost student retention and faculty satisfaction.

Michigan State professor attacked over sexually charged photos

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Michigan State professor poses -- less than fully clothed -- with current and former students and colleagues -- and not everyone appreciates the artistic message.

Whitman College faculty question Koch Foundation grant

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Whitman professors find it inappropriate that the foundation, following a grant for a lecture, requested students' e-mail addresses.

Experts and activists question use of pepper spray at Davis

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Video of police response at UC Davis leaves activists and academics furious -- and experts shaking their heads at a campus response to a nonviolent protest.

Canadian universities adopt new statement of academic freedom

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Canada's university presidents adopt new statement -- without mention of tenure -- and with language that concerns some faculty leaders.

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