Academic freedom

Supreme Court rejects appeal from Ward Churchill

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U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear appeal over his firing by the University of Colorado.

Why was the FAU student suspended in the 'Jesus' case?

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Faculty union president says charges were brought not because the student objected to the "Jesus" exercise, but because student threatened the instructor. The student's lawyer sees pretext.

Amid concerns on academic freedom in UAE, conference on Arab higher education canceled

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Citing concerns on academic freedom in the Emirates, organizers cancel meeting on future of Arab universities.

Community college forces professor to bar the public from a class with an adult film star

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Community college forces professor to bar the press and public from a lecture by a porn star who is attracting large female fan base.

Conference called off after scholar is detained in Dubai

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After one of its faculty members is turned away from Dubai, London School of Economics pulls out of joint conference with American U. of Sharjah.

Professor's syllabus bars students from using Fox News for assignment

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Is it ever legitimate for an instructor to bar use of a "biased" news source for a class assignment?

U. of Rhode Island president issues new statement about controversial professor

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U. of Rhode Island president, criticized for his first statement about a professor's controversial tweet about an NRA leader, issues another statement.

SUNY Buffalo disbands controversial center that studied fracking

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SUNY Buffalo ends center that was accused of failing to disclose the corporate ties of its scholars.

Fordham declines to ban Ann Coulter, but her invitation is rescinded

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Fordham president rejects requests that he bar her from appearing on campus, but Republican group that invited her calls off the event.

Did Birzeit University fail to protect a professor?

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A Palestinian university is accused of not protecting a professor who has become a target of Islamist students.

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