Academic freedom

NYU tries to balance faculty concerns, student needs in new electronic communications policy

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New York University needs to both protect its students online and promote academic freedom, but can single institution-wide policy do the trick? Some professors don't like the ideas on the table.

 

Speaker shouted down at Portland State University

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A planned forum on police issues could not take place because one panelist was accused by audience members of spreading doubt about victims of sexual violence.

Report accuses U. Colorado at Boulder administration of violating academic freedom in reaction to sexism probe

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New AAUP report accuses U. of Colorado-Boulder administrators of violating academic freedom in their reaction to a sexism investigation of philosophy department this year.

Virginia's high court protects privacy of researcher's emails

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Virginia's Supreme Court says U. of Virginia was within its rights under state law not to release emails of climate change researcher.

Facing legislative pressure, South Carolina Upstate calls off lesbian humor performance

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U. of South Carolina Upstate -- facing legislative anger over planned performance by lesbian humorist -- calls off event.

U. of Tennessee staffer fired for Facebook use sues institution

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A former University of Tennessee staffer takes the institution to court over online comments about a dirty microwave oven.

Jury backs claim of conservative professor that he was denied promotion because of his views

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Federal jury backs conservative academic who says he was denied promotion to full professor because of his political views.

Brown releases analysis of how a lecture got canceled due to protests

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Brown U. releases report on the disrupted appearance by Ray Kelly, detailing numerous unsuccessful efforts to win over protesters.

Court ruling takes stand for faculty free speech

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Federal appeals court issues strong statements about the importance of protecting speech by faculty members in public higher education.

New statement seeks to reframe academic debate about Israel boycott

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New petition seeks to organize academics who oppose boycotts and outside attacks (whether from supporters or critics of Israel) on the tenure candidacies of faculty members.

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