Academic freedom

Crossing a Line

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Arizona lecturer quits as university is pressured to fire her over comments she posted on a conservative blogger's site.

Bowdoin Punishes Professor Who Provoked

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President censures economist after backing panel's finding that sloppy research practices amounted to misconduct. His backers say the response squelches faculty criticism.

A Battle for the Sea (Grant)

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U. of Alaska strips federal grant money from extension agent over his environmental "advocacy," drawing complaint that it bowed to agency's pressure.

Tenure's Value ... to Society

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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.

Second Guessing a Conference

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In move being called an assault on academic freedom, Canadian official asks agency he supervises to reconsider grant for a conference that is angering some supporters of Israel.

AAUP Censures 4 Colleges

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In two cases, and another in which censure was lifted, focus was treatment of adjuncts. Association also drafts policies to call for more protections for graduate students.

The (Pro)-White Professor

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Tenured scholar at U. of Vermont is seen by some as a racist for championing "European American" issues, but others defend his academic freedom.

AAUP President Speaks

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In podcast interview, Cary Nelson discusses plans to define academic freedom in the classroom, the Ward Churchill controversy and the Spellings Commission.

Moving Past the Notre Dame Furor

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Catholic college presidents, in starting round of discussions with bishops, hope revisions in key 2004 document might prevent some future controversies.

No Charges, No End in E-Mail Fight

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UC Santa Barbara ends investigation into professor over his message to students comparing Israelis and Nazis. Debate over academic freedom continues.

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