Academic freedom

Women's college cancels play, saying it excludes transgender experiences

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A student group at a women's college has retired its annual production of The Vagina Monologues in favor of a production that will be more inclusive of transgender students. 

MLA members debate when and how to take a stand on issues such as Israel boycott

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MLA debates when and how it should enter political debates, and whether it should endorse boycott of Israeli universities -- with scholars on all sides invoking academic freedom.

Canadian professors spar over limits of academic freedom

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The U. of New Brunswick stands behind a professor who said Asians are ruining the "British" city of Vancouver.

Harvard law professor says requests for trigger warnings limit education about rape law

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Professor sets off debate by writing that student requests to avoid discussions on rape law are limiting important parts of legal education. Some faculty say that they don't avoid the topic, but handle discussions in different ways than they do other subjects.

Anthropologists reject a resolution opposing the academic boycott of Israel

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At American Anthropological Association’s meeting, members reject resolution opposing the academic boycott of Israel and approve a measure condemning police brutality.

Academic freedom in question at UNLV

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Should a university president share concerns about a faculty study? Should such issues be raised after private emails from business leaders attacking the research?

Students want Koch, corporate influence off campus

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Student groups around the country, led by Florida State University students, protest corporate money and influence in academics, with a focus on the Koch brothers.

New book questions link between the Israel boycott movement and anti-Semitism

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In the new book The Case Against Academic Boycotts of Israel, a key theme is the relationship between anti-Semitism and the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement.

Berkeley chancellor blocks attempt to rescind invitation to Bill Maher

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Student group that invites commencement speakers votes to rescind invitation to controversial comedian, but chancellor vetoes their move, citing the importance of free speech.

Opponent of Israel boycott is accused of uncivil conduct

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A professor's comments opposing the American Studies Association's boycott of Israeli universities became the subject of a disciplinary investigation at Fordham University.

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