A judge ruled last week in Colorado that not only is tenure a good thing for the professors who enjoy it, it is valuable to the public. Further, the court ruled that the value (to the public) of tenure outweighed the value of giving colleges flexibility in hiring and dismissing. That is a principle that faculty members say is very important and makes this case about much more than the specific issues at play.
University has been accused of looking the other way at professors with conflicts of interest with pharmaceuticals. But it told a professor who criticized the industry to stop using university ID on his blog.
Ohio community college president admits he is getting rid of English professor, who happens to be critic, in violation of union contract, and ending job of adjunct because he does not like his criticism either.