Academic freedom

Input or Intrusion?

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Pro-Israel groups oppose a job candidate at Wayne State and a tenure candidate at Barnard, setting off new debates on academic freedom.

From Bad to Worse for David Horowitz

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Pennsylvania panel strips language he liked and affirms that students aren't oppressed for political views. He decries "cabal" for "stealing" report.

Dartmouth Apologizes for Indian Incidents

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College officials speak out about disruption of events, use of Native American imagery and invitation to U. of North Dakota.

Yes, Please Offend Me (But Thanks for Checking)

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Idaho professor asks students to sign acknowledgement that films in his courses might upset them. Are waivers good for academic freedom?

Duel on Governance at Hamilton

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New center on freedom and capitalism halted. Founders blame politics. Others blame effort to segregate program from rest of college.

Free Speech and Punishment at Hopkins

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Students support suspended student who posted Facebook invitation, deemed racially insensitive, to “Halloween in the Hood” party.

Did Peter Singer Back Animal Research?

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No, but the intellectual father of animal rights admitted the possibility that some experiments might be justified.

Avoiding a Legal Shootout

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U. of Utah -- its gun ban rejected by state courts -- will seek legislative help rather than a court ruling.

Conversion Experience

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As more groups demand that part-time faculty jobs become full-time positions, could Georgia State U. provide a model?

A Not So Merry Christmas

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Conservative magazine at Tufts draws fire for publishing a satirical Christmas carol poking fun at affirmative action and black students.

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