Academic freedom

Sociologists and ACLU Blast Visa Denial

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Scholar from South Africa, critic of U.S. policies, is blocked from attending scholarly meeting.

Pessimistic Views on Academic Freedom

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Social scientists are more worried now than during McCarthy era, survey finds. Sociologists consider why and what to do about it.

He Didn't Worship the Market

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When Colorado Christian University notified Andrew Paquin, an assistant professor of global studies, that his contract would not be renewed, he knew that not being sufficiently guided by Christ wasn't the problem. But it might have been that he wasn't sufficiently capitalist.

Terminating the Terminal Year

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DePaul calls off Norman Finkelstein's classes and takes away his office. He vows to show up and teach -- and to use civil disobedience if necessary.

The Enemy on Campus?

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Boston College declines to publish video of a debate between the author Dinesh D'Souza and the scholar Alan Wolfe. Censorship or editorial judgment?

Defining Free Expression

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As Tufts president vows to offer First Amendment protections like those at public institutions, some say ruling in student magazine case shows a contradiction.

Middle East Tensions Flare Again in U.S. (Update)

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Scholarly group issues two critiques of developments it sees threatening academic freedom; tensions on the rise over DePaul and Barnard tenure cases.

Finkelstein and DePaul Settle

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Controversial professor resigns and both sides issue conciliatory statements, but many believe academic freedom issues will outlast tenure dispute.

A Book on Hold

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U. of Michigan Press halts -- but may resume -- distribution of book published in Britain arguing that creation of Israel was a mistake.

Michigan Resumes Distribution of Anti-Israel Book

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University cites academic freedom issues -- and also says that nature of book will prompt reconsideration of relationship with British publisher of the work.

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