Politics

Honorary Degrees, Tolerance and Ethics

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Professor plans to pick up honor at Ryerson U. -- despite protests and a defense of academic freedom that has struck many as weak.

Investigation Over 9/11 Teachings

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Wisconsin orders inquiry after instructor shares controversial views on radio show, and suggests he will include them in class.

Controversial Scholar Cleared to Teach

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Citing academic freedom, Wisconsin provost upholds hiring of instructor who says the United States masterminded 9/11 attacks.

Should Academic Left Defend Churchill?

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Some professors organize petition drive to help embattled Colorado professor, but others question whether he deserves help.

Prior Restraint on Speech?

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Fredonia professor charges he was offered full professorship if he subjected his views to review; university says he distorts sequence of events.

Are You Now or Have You Ever...

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Under new Ohio law, some public universities require new professors to sign statement about possible links to terrorist groups.

Fraying of Academic Freedom

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

Political Shocker: Faculty Moderates

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New analysis suggests that the biggest trend in professorial politics is a shift to the center in many disciplines.

Uncertain Outcome for Accused Harvard Scholar

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University ends its ethics inquiry into Andrei Shleifer, who was charged with defrauding U.S. But was he punished?

Gallaudet Faculty Joins In

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Professors urge president-elect to resign and vote “no confidence” in current president and university’s trustees.

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