Academic freedom

Stacking the Deck?

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Appointment of harsh critic to U.S. panel that reviews accreditors seen as part of broader effort to alter federal role in college oversight.

Threat to Tenure at Law Schools

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ABA is being pushed by some deans to stop regulating terms of employment as part of accreditation.

Tracking Down Textbook Data

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Debate between publishers and student groups continues: How hard is it to find information about popular titles?

A Costly Thanksgiving Message

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Is a professor about to lose his job for sharing George Washington's words with his colleagues?

Critique of Faculty Treatment Post-Katrina

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AAUP report says New Orleans institutions failed to follow their own policies and protect academic freedom, due process.

A Scholar Detained

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Prominent researcher's imprisonment in Iran sparks vocal protests by Middle Eastern studies scholars -- but no boycott, yet.

Name-Calling and a Canceled Lecture

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Prominent scientist blames Alan Dershowitz for getting his appearance at Harvard called off.

The Ward Churchill Endgame

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More than 2 years after controversy started, president of U. of Colorado moves to fire him.

Ward Churchill and Academic Freedom

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His supporters say issues of principle are at stake. But Colorado's president derides those arguments as a "Paris Hilton defense."

A Flood of Censure

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AAUP condemns 6 institutions -- 4 for treatment of faculty post-Katrina -- and lifts sanctions against 2 universities.

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