Academic freedom

Freer Speech at Georgia Tech

University alters policy defining "acts of intolerance," partially settling lawsuit brought by students who say they were censored.

Sue Before You Graduate

California appeals court finds that law designed to protect students' free speech loses force on commencement day.

Fighting Back Against Extremists

Following increase in harassment from animal rights foes, UCLA announces campaign to protect researchers and their families.

New Analysis of Academic Freedom

Essays in new book compare state of professors' rights around the world in post-9/11 era.

Gun Rights vs. College Rights

State Supreme Court says U. of Utah can't bar firearms, setting up federal court battle on academic freedom and autonomy.

Fraying of Academic Freedom

Brigham Young places professor on leave over 9/11; Southern Maine shuts exhibit by man who killed police officer; and more incidents.

College Flunks Professor Over Test

Is a week's lost pay appropriate penalty for math exam with question on woman named "Condoleezza" holding a watermelon?

Boycotting a Magazine's Boycott Issue

In the annals of academic conferences, few may have been more ill-fated than the aborted conclave on academic boycotts planned by the American Association of University Professors.

When the conference was called off in March, organizers hoped that they could salvage something good from the idea by taking papers planned for the conference and publishing them in a special issue of Academe, the AAUP's magazine.

Does Tobacco Money Taint Research?

U. of California urged to bar grants from cigarette companies. Both sides say academic values are at stake.

The Speech That Wasn't

For an event that won't take place, the planned appearance by Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, resulted in plenty of announcements from Columbia University on Wednesday and Thursday.

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