Academic freedom

UNC board panel wants to shut down center on poverty led by faculty member who criticizes conservatives

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Professor who leads center on poverty repeatedly criticizes conservative leaders -- and board panel of allies of those he criticized moves to eliminate his research center.

Marquette moves to fire controversial faculty blogger

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Marquette moves to dismiss controversial tenured professor who on his blog criticized a graduate student by name.

Paris attacks reignite debate over university presses' commitment to free speech.

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Terrorist attacks in Paris have resurrected a free speech battle between a scholar and Yale U. Press, which removed cartoons about Muhammad from her book.

Open records and academic freedom come to a head in Kansas

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Legal fight at University of Kansas over emails from a professor who has received funding from the Koch brothers sets off a debate about undue influence and academic freedom. 

New book argues for more effective, collaborative methods of shared governance

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New book from William Bowen and Eugene Tobin argues for more effective, nimble and collaborative approach to institutional decision-making, saying new models of shared governance are needed. Some of the authors' suggestions are sure to be controversial.

Marquette professor who blogged about a TA's decisions in class is suspended with pay, pending inquiry

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The Marquette U. professor who criticized a TA's teaching on his personal blog is suspended, pending a university investigation into his conduct. 

At annual meeting, anthropologists discuss the academic boycott of Israel

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At the American Anthropological Association's annual meeting, momentum builds in favor of a boycott of Israeli universities.

Marquette U. grad student she's being targeted after ending a class discussion on gay marriage

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Marquette TA becomes focus of debate for telling a student his facts criticizing gay marriage were incorrect. Critics say she squelched a student's view, but many academics say she's become a target just for doing her job.

Panel criticizes ASA's Israel boycott at association's annual meeting

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Panel criticizes American Studies Association's year-old academic boycott of Israel at body's annual meeting. And the panelists in turn are criticized.

New books warn of expanding notions of academic freedom and checks on free speech that are hurting higher education

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New books on academic freedom and free speech argue that the most serious threats to academic freedom and free speech are coming from within higher education.

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