Academic freedom

Conversion Experience

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As more groups demand that part-time faculty jobs become full-time positions, could Georgia State U. provide a model?

A Not So Merry Christmas

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Conservative magazine at Tufts draws fire for publishing a satirical Christmas carol poking fun at affirmative action and black students.

Professor's Attendance at 'Conference' Stuns Canada

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The president of a Canadian university on Wednesday condemned the "conference" on the Holocaust held in Iran this week -- amid shock at his institution and elsewhere in Canada at the news that one of his professors had presented a paper there.

Scholarly Archive or Ideological Center?

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Reports on Bush ambitions for presidential library have SMU professors doubting the university should push to be host.

Professor's Hunger Strike Ultimatum

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A professor who was denied tenure at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has vowed to start a hunger strike on February 5 outside the provost's office.

"I will either see the provost resign and my hard-earned tenure granted at MIT, or I will die defiantly right outside his office," James L. Sherley, who teaches biological engineering, wrote in a letter to colleagues that he provided to Inside Higher Ed. While not commenting directly on Sherley's claims, MIT issued a statement that he has been treated fairly.

Columbia Protesters Face Penalties (Perhaps)

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In pre-Christmas statement, university officials say students may undergo discipline for disrupting speech -- but offer no details, citing privacy law.

Radical Shift for MLA -- on Meeting Date

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Delegate Assembly rejects the use of the term "illegal alien" -- while measure to defend Ward Churchill is cast aside.

A Freewheeling Academic Freedom Debate

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Stanley Fish, Elena Kagan and others mull recent case studies and hypothetical situations in a law school context.

Ugly Turn in Mascot Dispute

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U. of Illinois Native Americans find themselves targets of online threats and racist statements.

History vs. Hagiography

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Bush institute at SMU would report to Bush foundation, not the university. Does that protect academic interests, or endanger them?

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