Academic freedom

Voltaire Wasn't Cut Out to Be an Iowa State TA

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At the best of all possible universities, teaching assistants feel appreciated by their superiors and cherish all of their students, and everyone works in harmony. Not, apparently, at Iowa State University.

A Professor Sues His Students

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Does this litigation protect faculty members from unfair accusations -- or potentially threaten academic freedom?

Academic Freedom Violations Found at Hunter

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Report says that unusual arrangement in which corporate interests sponsored a course put professor in untenable position and compromised curricular standards.

Students Fail -- and Professor Loses Job

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Steven Aird gave out a lot of D's and F's at Norfolk State University. Tomorrow, he will be unemployed.

Treatment of Adjunct Faulted at U. of New Haven

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AAUP finds that university unfairly dismissed instructor as she was on the verge of obtaining job security.

Honorary Degrees, Free Speech and Respect

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When a university awards a doctorate to a controversial figure, is the institution endorsing the free exchange of ideas or endorsing the person? Can colleges avoid the whole idea?

Loyalty Oath Compromise

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After 2 cases in which instructors lost jobs for refusing to sign, Cal State agrees to permit explanatory statements that will allow those with some religious beliefs to comply with state requirement.

New Haven Censured; 2 Colleges Have Sanction Lifted

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AAUP also weighs in on campus guns (con), teaching evolution (pro), and loyalty oaths (con), and tables measure to criticize Israel.

Fish to Profs: Stick to Teaching

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Should we be worried about politics creeping into the classroom? Professor and columnist Stanley Fish enters the fray with a new book.

Is Turkey Muzzling U.S. Scholars?

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Turkish officials accused of ousting Binghamton professor as chair of Georgetown-based institute by threatening loss of funds. His crime: using the word "genocide."

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