Academic freedom

Following Yale president's plea for free expression, student groups protest speaker

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Two weeks after president called for preserving campus as platform for all ideas, more than 30 student groups protest appearance by Ayaan Hirsi Ali -- a women's rights activist and a vocal, often controversial critic of Islam.

U. Illinois board votes 'No' on Salaita appointment

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Steven Salaita will not work at the U. of Illinois, trustees confirm Thursday. But they commit to doing the "right thing," possibly in a settlement.

Berkeley chancellor angers faculty members with remarks on civility and free speech

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As Berkeley chancellor joins those calling for more civility in academe, faculty critics see an attack on academic freedom.

U. of Illinois officials defend decision to deny job to scholar; documents show lobbying against him

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As U. of Illinois offers public explanation for blocking hire of professor, newly released documents show involvement of fund-raisers and interest in keeping trustees informed as chancellor prepared to nix appointment.

Boycott battles continue in U.S. academe

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Both advocates and opponents of the boycott of Israeli universities are gearing up for a busy academic year on that front.

Cary Nelson faces backlash over his views on a controversial scholar

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In the backlash over Cary Nelson backing the U. of Illinois for denying a job to a controversial scholar, no one is more surprised at the outrage than Cary Nelson.

U. of Illinois apparently revokes job offer to controversial scholar

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Professor whose writings have angered many was offered job at U. of Illinois, pending formal board approval. He didn't get it. Is he being punished for his views? His tone? Both? 

Accounts of Confucius Institute-ordered censorship at Chinese studies conference

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European Association for Chinese Studies reports that conference materials were confiscated and censored after chief executive of Confucius Institute Headquarters, a conference sponsor, objected to contents.

Debate renews over Confucius Institutes

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AAUP urges universities to terminate or renegotiate contracts for Chinese-government funded centers of language and culture. With about 90 Confucius Institutes established in U.S., will it have an impact?

Gay rights group's FOIA request for professor's research pits privacy vs. academic freedom

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FOIA requests regarding (another) U. of Virginia professor's research raise questions about email privacy and academic freedom yet again. And this time, the professor happens to be married to the university's president.

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