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Update on CU Boulder incident: faculty review could clear Adler to teach “Deviance” course

Updates are coming in on the threat to academic freedom at the University of Colorado Boulder. According to the Daily Camera (via the Chronicle of Higher Ed’s Ticker blog), CU professor Patricia Adler might still have a chance to teach her … Continue reading

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Sociology Professor Sanctioned for Class on Prostitution at University of Colorado Boulder

Why is it that every time sex enters the conversation in academia, harassment always appears to shadow it? How perverse – and unfair to real victims of harassment -  that this serious charge is used against a professor for nothing … Continue reading

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Professors and Advocates Call Out Former Gov. Mitch Daniels for Egregious Censorship Attempts

For those of you who haven’t yet heard, the Associated Press recently revealed that Mitch Daniels, now President of Purdue University, attempted to ban the works of acclaimed historian Howard Zinn from classrooms in Indiana during his tenure as that … Continue reading

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Colorado Academic Center Institutes Censorship Regime After Controversy Over Student Art Work

Until a few weeks ago, the Arts Building at the Aurari Higher Education Center in Denver featured several walls emblazoned with the kindly decree to “Post Artwork Here.” However, in light of recent controversy over the graphic work that student … Continue reading

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NCAC and FIRE Issue Joint Letter To Villanova U. on Cancellation of Tim Miller Artist-In-Residency

This week, Villanova University’s administration cancelled a weeklong, artist-in-residency program led by performance artist Tim Miller. NCAC and FIRE are calling on Villanova to reverse this decision. The joint letter (below) points out that the decision to cancel Miller’s residency … Continue reading

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Hazelwood: A Student’s Perspective

Two years ago I sat upon the graduation stage to receive a diploma that would end my 13-year relationship with the public school I attended since kindergarten.  As a member of a class of 125 students, this day symbolized endless … Continue reading

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CUNY Likely to Reverse On Kushner, But The Pattern Stands

It is appalling that the trustees of CUNY voted not to bestow an honorary degree on Tony Kushner, the acclaimed Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, because a trustee disagreed with his views on Israel. Denying him this honor solely because of … Continue reading

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Victory Over Transnational Libel Case Brought Against Book Review

In a victory for academic freedom, the Tribunal de Grand Instance de Paris has ruled against a libel case brought against Prof. Joseph Weiler for  GlobalLawBooks.org’s review of The Trial Proceedings of the International Criminal Court. ICTY and ICTR Precedents, … Continue reading

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In Censoring Art Gainesville State College President Violates Academic Freedom

Stanley Bermudez’ Heritage? (above) had been displayed for just over two weeks at the Gainesville State College Gallery before Martha Nesbitt, the President of GSC, ordered its removal. The painting, which layers images of a Klansman and a lynching upon … Continue reading

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The Weiler Affair and Globalized Censorship

Prof.  Joseph Weiler of NYU, and Editor-In-Chief of the European Journal Of Law, has contributed an incisive editorial regarding charges that he defamed an author through an unfavorable book review: …I was summoned to appear before an Examining Magistrate in … Continue reading

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