Academic freedom

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.

Video shows Mizzou student press clash with protesters

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U of Missouri activists clash with student photographer, raising questions about protesters and free expression. And role of professor in blocking the student sets off large debate -- and she apologizes.

Appeals court finds Georgia State psychologists didn't have First Amendment right to complain about boss

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Federal appeals court finds memo from Georgia State psychologists criticizing management of counseling center had no First Amendment protection.

Williams students revoke invitation to speaker who criticizes feminism

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Alumni fund speakers who represent views that may make students uncomfortable. Did Suzanne Venker fit that category too well?

New Paper Details Extent of BB&T Bank's Ayn Rand-Inspired Grant Program

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New paper details extent of a grant program that linked funds to courses that were required to teach Ayn Rand.

Why do some faculty members sign loyalty oaths without issue?

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In light of a recent high-profile faculty resignation at Phoenix College, some are asking why other professors asked to sign loyalty oaths don't object.

Novelist quits teaching job at Phoenix College over loyalty oath

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Arizona is surprised to find out it still requires professors to sign a statement that was common in McCarthy era. And a community college loses an adjunct who was its star professor.

Northwestern U loses second faculty member over alleged censorship of medical school journal

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Northwestern loses second faculty member over alleged censorship of a medical school journal article about a sexual encounter.

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