Academic Freedom

UNC chancellor and provost affirm academic freedom principles, but with a caveat

UNC-Chapel Hill faculty leaders have asked Chancellor Carol Folt and Provost Bob Blouin to affirm their commitment to academic freedom after they …

Higher Education

Congress is wrong to question Huawei’s academic partnerships | Financial Times

Recently my company Huawei was strongly criticised by several members of the US Congress. They asked the US secretary of education to investigate …

Higher Education

Academic freedom & free speech in Universities

Share selection to:<p>Glyn Davis: G'day, I'm Glyn Davis and welcome to The Policy Shop, a place where we think about policy choices.<p>Male: Academic …

Higher Education

Withdraw private universities bill: AUT

Association of University Teachers (AUT), Tamil Nadu, has urged the State Government to withdraw the private universities bill, which it had passed …

Higher Education

A Dangerous Precedent: Court’s Ruling at Marquette

Wikimedia<p>The Wisconsin Supreme Court’s ruling last week in <i>McAdams v. Marquette University</i> represents a victory for one faculty member in the short …

Higher Education

Letter to Tito

<i>To the Editors</i>:<p>The following letter to President Tito was sent December 23, 1974, by the recently organized International Committee of Concern for …

Stanford University

Unbecoming Returns', Spurs Continued Debate

The film Columbia Unbecoming returned to campus last night in the midst of an increasingly publicized controversy concerning academic freedom at …

Middle East

Victory For Academic Freedom In Wisconsin

The American academy was strengthened a bit last Friday. The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled 4 to 2 in favor of Professor John McAdams, and against Marquette University, reinstating McAdams to his role as a political science professor, with back pay. This was a victory for academic freedom, the First …

Higher Education

Marquette’s Black Eye

A professor’s victory for contracts and academic freedom.<p>Wisconsin’s Supreme Court has given Marquette University a bracing refresher on contracts and academic freedom. In a decision overturning a lower court’s dismissal of the case, the court on Friday ruled that Marquette breached its contract …

Marquette University

The Wisconsin Supreme Court Strikes a Blow for Academic Freedom

If universities won’t live up to their own lofty ideals, the courts must keep forcing them to do so.<p>This morning, the Wisconsin Supreme Court sent a …

Higher Education

University can't guarantee 'academic freedom' and then revoke it for PR reasons, state high court rules

<i>One ‘extramural’ comment does not demonstrate his ‘unfitness’ for the job</i><p>“The only dispute before us is the proper interpretation of a contract.”<p>And …

Same-sex Marriage

A Professor Called Out a Student by Name on His Blog. Should That Cost Him His Job?

The Wisconsin Supreme Court is expected to rule on Friday in McAdams v. Marquette University — a case that is either about academic freedom or …

Marquette University

ANU BELIEVES IN ACADEMIC FREEDOM IF ACADEMICS ALL THINK LEFT

<i>The Australian National University is demanding all new staff undertake “cultural awareness” training that endorses a treaty with indigenous</i> …

Australia

A Philosophy Blog

The Court has also ordered Marquette to reinstate the professor with back pay and other damages. This is a significant victory for academic freedom, …

American Philosophy

The great irony in punishing universities for 'failing' to uphold freedom of speech

Liberal Senator James Paterson recently called for universities to be punished if they fail to uphold the values of intellectual freedom and free …

Higher Education

Public Remarks By Delegates On Censure Of University of Nebraska

<i>These are public remarks made by delegates at the 104th Annual Meeting of the AAUP on the issue of adding University of Nebraska-Lincoln to the list</i> …

Academia

Public Remarks By Delegates On Censure Of University of Nebraska-Lincoln

<i>These are public remarks made by delegates at the 104th Annual Meeting of the AAUP on the issue of adding University of Nebraska-Lincoln to the list</i> …

Academia

AAUP votes to censure U of Nebraska for alleged violations of academic freedom in Courtney Lawton case

The American Association of University Professors on Saturday voted to censure the University of Nebraska at Lincoln for alleged violations of …

University of Iowa

Lincoln to Censure List For Violations of Principles

Washington, D.C. – Delegates to the 104th Annual Meeting of the AAUP voted today to add the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) to the AAUP’s list …

Higher Education

If UnKoch Is Fine, What About an UnSoros?

The problem at Chapman isn’t a violation of academic freedom; it is inconsistency in governance.<p>In “‘UnKoch’ Attacks Academic Freedom” (op-ed, May 21), Daniele Struppa, president of Chapman University, lashes out against UnKoch My Campus and members of Chapman’s faculty.<p>We can understand why these …

Chapman University

UNL says it's been unfairly criticized in grad student free speech case

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln complained in a letter this week that a national organization has misinterpreted, misstated and omitted facts in …

Higher Education

2 Associations Forcefully Defend the Liberal Arts

The liberal arts are under assault. The Association of American Colleges and Universities and the American Association of University Professors on …

Humanities

The Criminalization of Knowledge

Why the struggle for academic freedom is the struggle for democracy.

Education

Professor Can’t Teach His Pet Course, So Claims Attack on Academic Freedom

The athletic scandal at the University of North Carolina — many students were allowed to take fluff courses to keep them eligible for the basketball …

Conservative View

Speech Codes Are The Problem On Campuses, Not ‘A Right-Wing Assault’

The American Association of University Professors is blaming a “right wing assault on higher education” for the removal of a teacher from her post in …

Rights & Freedoms

‘UnKoch’ Attacks Academic Freedom

The group aims to block donations from the foundation they dread, but the gifts enable free inquiry.<p>Orange, Calif.<p>There has been a lot of hand-wringing lately, throughout the academy and in the news, about donations the Charles Koch Foundation has been making to universities. In the heat of the …

Chapman University

The Daily Beast

Brandon G. Withrow is a freelance journalist, author of nine books, and occasional adjunct lecturer in religious studies at a local university. His …

Education

Ultimate Invasion of Privacy in China: Daily Brief

Plus: Turkey's assault on academic freedom, as Erdogan visits UK; 26 people murdered before referendum in Burundi; City under siege in Libya; …

Eurovision Song Contest

UNC administrators squelching academic freedom

The recent decision by UNC-Chapel Hill’s chancellor to reject a faculty committee’s findings that administrators interfered with a professor’s …

Higher Education

George Mason University and the Charles Koch Foundation are protecting academic freedom

We at George Mason University share the concerns stated in the May 7 editorial “Time for transparency at George Mason” that some past gift agreements accepted by the university in support of our economics department may have afforded donors too much influence. We recognize these agreements raise …

Opinion