Academic freedom

U of Houston Faculty Senate suggests changes to teaching under campus carry

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Is teaching under campus carry still teaching? New guidelines from the Faculty Senate at U of Houston ask the question, with suggestions such as dropping controversial course content for safety concerns.

Williams College blocks a controversial speaker from appearing on campus

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College says John Derbyshire's statements constitute hate speech, so student group is blocked from playing host to him on campus.

UC Irvine moves to reject endowed chair gifts from donor with strong opinions about the study of Hinduism

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UC Irvine moves to reject gifts for endowed chairs from group that has strong opinions -- too strong -- about the study of Hinduism and a desire to influence who would be hired.

Mount Saint Mary College in New York debates faculty rights and mission

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Mount Saint Mary College in New York isn't affiliated with Mount St. Mary's University in Maryland, but professors at the former say it's headed down the same path as the latter, with dissenting faculty members dismissed and trustees showing up at search committee meetings.

Mount St. Mary's reinstates professors it fired

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President of Mount St. Mary's in Maryland says he reinstated two professors he fired. Faculty asks president to quit. Many report fear for their jobs and uncertainty over liberal arts and Catholic heritage. Many students back president. Plus video satire.

More than 1,000 Turkish scholars are under criminal investigation for signing a petition

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Turkish scholars describe a growing intolerance for dissent.

Academics and academic groups respond with fury over firing of 2 professors at Mount St. Mary's

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Academics respond with speed and anger after the president of Mount St. Mary's -- who advocated treating at-risk students as bunnies to drown -- fires two faculty members.

Mount St. Mary's president fires two faculty members, one with tenure

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Mount St. Mary's fires two faculty members. One was tenured professor charged with lack of loyalty. The other advised student newspaper that recently exposed president's quotes about "drowning bunnies."

Wheaton in Illinois and professor it moved to fire reach agreement for her to resign

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Wheaton of Illinois and professor it tried to fire over her statements about God reach deal under which she will leave.

Why did UC Riverside Fire a Tenured Professor?

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The University of California has fired just a handful of tenured professors since the late 1950s -- including one late last month. Details are still hazy, but those involved in the controversial case against a well-known professor of English at the Riverside campus are breaking their silence.

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