Academic freedom

Evolving Position at Olivet Nazarene

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Professor involved in evolution dispute says university has lifted limits on his teaching and use of his book.

Too Christian or Too Narrow?

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Wiley-Blackwell suspends sale of four volume, 3,000 page encyclopedia on Christianity, pending post-publication review. Editor sees anti-religious bias; publisher and others see major problems with the substance of the work.

Anti-Israel Prof Loses Post at Bard

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Joel Kovel denounces process to faculty colleagues, but some point to his disorganization or the economy as being more decisive than his politics in the case.

David Horowitz vs. Women's Studies

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When David Horowitz named the "101 most dangerous academics in America," in The Professors, a book in 2006, Bettina Aptheker was among those featured. A professor of feminist studies at the University of California at Santa Cruz, Aptheker was critiqued this way in the book:

Academic Freedom, Christian Context

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An evangelical college tries to define faculty rights to free inquiry in a way that celebrates its institutional mission.

Banned in Boston

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After radio show starts campaign against William Ayers lecture, BC calls off his talk -- citing sensitivity to a police officer's killing that may have had nothing to do with the Weather Underground.

A ($1) Win for Ward Churchill

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Jury finds that U. of Colorado was wrong to fire him, but awards smallest possible compensation. Judge will now decide whether to order him reinstated to his position.

A Presidential Critic, Fired

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AAUP finds violations of academic freedom in dismissal of tenured professor who questioned leadership at Stillman College.

Ward Churchill Redux?

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Bowdoin is poised to discipline a professor for research errors that he says officials went looking for only because they didn't like the content of his work -- not unlike another recent case.

Patterns in Academic Persecution

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Oppression of scholars extends across a range of countries, fueled not only by politics but also by general anti-intellectualism, a new report says.


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