Academic freedom

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.

DePaul Rejects Finkelstein

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Tenure case enmeshed in Middle East debates also raises issues about collegiality and departmental authority.

Unlikely Bedfellows

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FBI reaches out to colleges to promote the security of academic research within an open system.

AAUP Will Reorganize

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Strategy is to create more separation of collective bargaining and other functions.

The Price of Good Intentions

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A faculty member tries to organize a fund for adjuncts with health-care costs, and ends up out of a job.

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.

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