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.

Going Borderless and Bilingual

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U. of Texas at El Paso's unique M.F.A. program expands into the online sector.

When Masterpieces Are Moneymakers

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Fisk's settlement on sale of two valuable paintings reflects a trend in which institutions sell art to pay for other priorities.

A Campus for the Arts in Georgia

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Columbus State U.'s new downtown branch distinctive in terms of private support, urban revitalization and investment in the fine arts.

Stage Fright

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Yale limits weapons in student theater, angering students in the productions.

A Very Scary Story

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After Virginia Tech shootings, San Jose State instructor stopped teaching course in response to student who wrote of killing professor.

Are Museums Academic Units?

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U. of Oregon faculty oppose the transfer of authority over art museum from the provost to the advancement office -- raising questions about a university museum's mission.

Worried About Guns? Ban a Campus Musical

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At Arkansas Tech U., Sondheim's Assassins is called off, just before opening night, but American Gangster is OK.

Art and the College Administrator

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Why will officials who would think twice before banning a book close or alter an exhibit or play? Why is academic freedom more difficult to defend in a theater or museum?

'Virtual Jihadi' Leaves RPI; Controversy Doesn't

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute announced Monday that it would not permit the re-opening of a controversial video exhibit that the university suspended last week. RPI's announcement -- both the decision and the way it was explained -- infuriated the artist and art professors, who moved the video to a gallery off the campus. There, students who are active in the College Republicans at RPI followed them to picket and protest outside, while others streamed in to see the show.


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