Academic freedom

Walking on Eggshells

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Fearing a conservative backlash, Utah Valley State College trustees tell professors to revamp new course requirement.

Are You Now or Have You Ever...

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Under new Ohio law, some public universities require new professors to sign statement about possible links to terrorist groups.

Freer Speech at Georgia Tech

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University alters policy defining "acts of intolerance," partially settling lawsuit brought by students who say they were censored.

Sue Before You Graduate

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California appeals court finds that law designed to protect students' free speech loses force on commencement day.

Fighting Back Against Extremists

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Following increase in harassment from animal rights foes, UCLA announces campaign to protect researchers and their families.

New Analysis of Academic Freedom

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Essays in new book compare state of professors' rights around the world in post-9/11 era.

Gun Rights vs. College Rights

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State Supreme Court says U. of Utah can't bar firearms, setting up federal court battle on academic freedom and autonomy.

Fraying of Academic Freedom

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Brigham Young places professor on leave over 9/11; Southern Maine shuts exhibit by man who killed police officer; and more incidents.

College Flunks Professor Over Test

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Is a week's lost pay appropriate penalty for math exam with question on woman named "Condoleezza" holding a watermelon?

Boycotting a Magazine's Boycott Issue

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In the annals of academic conferences, few may have been more ill-fated than the aborted conclave on academic boycotts planned by the American Association of University Professors.

When the conference was called off in March, organizers hoped that they could salvage something good from the idea by taking papers planned for the conference and publishing them in a special issue of Academe, the AAUP's magazine.


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