Academic freedom

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.

Does Tobacco Money Taint Research?

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U. of California urged to bar grants from cigarette companies. Both sides say academic values are at stake.

The Speech That Wasn't

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For an event that won't take place, the planned appearance by Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, resulted in plenty of announcements from Columbia University on Wednesday and Thursday.

The Complications of Free Speech

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Columbia's president responded to disruption of talk by saying issues were "not complicated," but some students are defending what took place.

Balance or Censorship?

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New policy on speakers at Boston College leaves some students and professors afraid that certain views will be squelched.

9/11 Skeptic Will Leave Post at Brigham Young

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Professor whom university stripped of teaching duties reaches agreement to retire early.

Reaching Out at Hamilton

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College at center of Ward Churchill debate starts center on freedom and capitalism -- and faces concerns over governance.

Will Photo Haunt Penn President?

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Amy Gutmann's Halloween party picture with a student dressed as a suicide bomber causes a stir.

Who Won the Battle of Pennsylvania?

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As David Horowitz's prized legislative panel finishes work, he claims victory, but many academics say it debunked his claims.

Input or Intrusion?

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Pro-Israel groups oppose a job candidate at Wayne State and a tenure candidate at Barnard, setting off new debates on academic freedom.

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