Academic freedom

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.

Can statements of faith be compatible with academic freedom?

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Wheaton of Illinois is seeking to fire a professor for violating its statement of faith. Conflict draws attention to such statements, and renews debate on whether they are compatible with academic freedom.

Florida Atlantic moves to fire Sandy Hook denier

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Florida Atlantic acts after parents of a boy killed in the Newtown, Conn., tragedy accuse institution of ignoring damage caused by a conspiracy theorist on its faculty.

Academic at center of Yale controversy over Halloween costumes won't teach there again

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Woman who sent controversial email about Halloween costumes -- and faced uproar over it -- decides to stop teaching at Yale University.

Disputes over a textbook's characterization of Japan's wartime actions continue

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Japanese and American professors clash over a textbook's depiction of the Japanese government's involvement in a system of sexual slavery during World War II.

Survey sheds new light on faculty attitudes and experiences toward trigger warnings

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Survey of literature and arts professors finds 60 percent see the practice as harmful to academic freedom -- although many favor general descriptions on a syllabus, even as they avoid labeling particular works.

Yale professors issue open letter on free speech

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Dozens of Yale faculty members issue open letter decrying substance and tone of recent discussions of a controversial email -- and urging civil discussions of difficult issues.

U of Kansas professor is on leave after comments on race result in 5 complaints

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Kansas professor is on leave after students complain over her use of n-word and her statements on retention. Situation is latest to raise issues of racial sensitivity and academic freedom.

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