Academic freedom

'No University Is an Island'

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It's been more than a decade since Cary Nelson summed up his views on problems facing higher education in Manifesto of a Tenured Radical. As Nelson would be the first to admit, the issues he identified in that book have not changed -- or at least not in the direction he would want.

Faculty Speech Rights Rejected

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Idaho State case becomes latest in which a judge rules that public college faculty members don't have First Amendment protection when criticizing administrators.

When Tenure Means Nothing

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AAUP finds "especially egregious" violations of faculty rights in dismissals of 55 professors at Clark Atlanta in February.

Issue of Space, Not Speech

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U. of Oregon considers forcing a pro-Nazi, anti-Semitic group's meetings out of the campus student union.

Academic and Publishing Freedom

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Article criticizing Wheaton College, seen by many as flagship of evangelical higher ed, is killed by key publication in Christian intellectual life. Why?

Controversial Visa Bans Lifted

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Clinton clears ways for Adam Habib and Tariq Ramadan to attend scholarly meetings in the United States, reversing Bush administration actions that angered scholarly groups.

Still Banned at Saint Louis U.

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Six months after university nixes David Horowitz event, it resists Horowitz debate with head of AAUP.

Is Military Research Different?

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McGill U. considers ending requirement that faculty members indicate whether any research supported by the military may have harmful consequences.

Is Heckling a Right?

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Incident at Irvine prompts debate over whether repeatedly interrupting a campus speaker is an exercise of free expression or the suppression of free expression.

Filling Key Presidency in Christian Higher Ed

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Wheaton of Illinois names a new leader -- at a time the college enjoys greater prominence and faces some criticism.


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