Academic freedom

Cary Nelson's New Platform

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Cary Nelson -- author or editor of 25 books -- has never been at a loss for words. He'll now have a new forum to express his views about academe, as he has been elected as the next president of the American Association of University Professors.

Making the Case for Tenure

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Independent review offers upbeat assessment of U. of Colorado's practices and says public misunderstands tenure's value.

Calling Michael Moore and Ann Coulter

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AAUP issues draft policy questioning colleges that discourage visits from controversial political speakers.

Penn State President Blocks Art Censorship

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Student's exhibit had been called off because his paintings criticizing Palestinian terrorists were viewed as offensive.

Fact-Checking David Horowitz

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Coalition of academic groups releases detailed response to book on "most dangerous academics," finding it "sloppy in the extreme."

Overexposed?

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Feminist professor bares her breasts on her blog, and some students at Southern Cal object.

Boycott Debate Is Back

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Some British academics again try to isolate colleges and professors in Israel -- and other academics see the movement as offensive.

Middle East Wars on U.S. Campuses

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Students at Irvine prepare for "Holocaust in the Holy Land" week -- and educators at many campuses struggle for civility.

Unfair Dismissals Found

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Reviews by AAUP question treatment of professors at Greenville College and New Mexico Highlands University.

Truth and Consequences

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Faculty inquiry finding misconduct by Ward Churchill also faults his university -- and leaving fate uncertain, is sure to stoke more debate.

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