Academic freedom

Fight Over Tenure and Faculty Rights

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Professors at Del Mar say interim president is rewriting the rules and writing away their job security; he says he's trying to promote standards. Battle shifts to court today.

'Fundamentally Inconsistent' With University Values

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Organizers of the Academy on Capitalism and Limited Government Fund hoped to turn their new program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign into a Hoover Institution of the Midwest, a model for getting more free market ideals and ideological diversity into major research universities.

Sending in the Class Monitor

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Brandeis professor fights university decision that he violated anti-bias policy after using a word some students found offensive. He says word was used for historical illustration.

Academic Freedom and Evolution

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As opponents of scientific consensus make free expression claims, a professor who wrote book to reconcile faith with evolution is banned from teaching general biology or having his book taught.

Scholar's Visa Denial Upheld

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The case of Tariq Ramadan has become central to efforts by academic and civil liberties groups to challenge the denial of U.S. visas to foreign scholars. And on Thursday, a federal judge handed those groups a defeat by upholding the right of the government to deny a visa to Ramadan, a prominent Muslim scholar who has been unable to enter the United States to accept a position at the University of Notre Dame.

A Moderate MLA

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The Modern Language Association frequently helps out its critics with provocative session titles and left-leaning political stands offered by its members. At this year’s annual meeting, in Chicago, some MLA members have worried that the association was poised to take stances that would have sent David Horowitz’s fund raising through the roof with resolutions that appeared to be anti-Israel and pro-Ward Churchill.

A College Keeps (But Redefines) Tenure

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Facing financial woes, small religious studies institution alters what it expects of professors – to include tasks such as recruiting or fund raising.

Maybe He Shouldn't Have Spoken His Mind

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T. Hayden Barnes opposed his university's plan to build two large parking garages with $30 million from students' mandatory fees. So last spring, he did what any student activist would do: He posted fliers criticizing the plan, wrote mass e-mails to students, sent letters to administrators and wrote a letter to the editor of the campus newspaper. While that kind of campaign might be enough to annoy university officials, Barnes never thought it would get him expelled.

Civility Code or Loyalty Oath?

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Facing faculty revolt, president of Bergen Community College promises revisions in proposed rules on how students and professors interact.

Back to School for Outspoken Student

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Georgia Board of Regents reversed the expulsion of a Valdosta State U. student who heavily criticized the president's plan to build parking garages on campus.


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