Academic freedom

Standing Up for Explicit Exhibit

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A year after one university insisted on removing part of photography show, U. of Louisville defends the project, which includes images of naked girls and women.

Battle of Wills and Faith

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Members of small, conservative denomination move to assert control over Erskine College, leaving many professors scared -- and some subject to repeated online attacks.

Apology Ends Defamation Suit

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Publisher of newsletter that criticizes CUNY's faculty union sees vindication, as litigation ends without his having to pay anything. But the plaintiff sees victory as well.

Evaporating First Amendment?

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Judge's finding that controversial columns by a university professor lacked Constitutional protection has a variety of legal watchdogs worried.

No Job for Adjunct Who Took a Stand

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Instructor whose resignation drew attention to controversial (since rescinded) DNA-testing policy at U. of Akron is blocked from ever coming back.

Is Collaboration a Form of Collaboration?

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By co-editing a book with Israeli scholars, a professor at American U. of Beirut finds himself under attack on his campus and sets off a debate over academic freedom.

No 'Corpus Christi' at Tarleton State

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When the play Corpus Christi was revived in New York City in 2008, a review in The New York Times talked about how in the decade since the Terrence McNally play was first produced, the culture wars had subsided. "I didn’t even walk through a metal detector. Times have certainly changed," he wrote.

Tenure Denial Reversed

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Overruling top administrators, Ohio University’s president has decided to award tenure to a journalism professor accused of threatening fellow faculty, Inside Higher Ed has learned.

Roderick McDavis, the university’s president, declared Tuesday that Bill Reader would be granted tenure after more than a year of contentious debate about his case.

Defying a Ban

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When a major earthquake hit Haiti in January, two University of Florida graduate students, Jon Bougher and Roman Safiullin, were in a small town not far from the epicenter, shooting footage for their master’s thesis about two aid workers.

Tarleton Caved, but Gallaudet Defends Controversial Play

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Tarleton State University last month called off a production of Corpus Christi -- a controversial play in which a Jesus-like character is depicted as gay, and endorses gay marriage -- following a barrage of criticism from religious groups and threats against the production and the university. Some of those opposed to the play vowed to go after any other college production of the play.

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