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Public-University Curricula Are ‘Government Speech,’ Florida Says

The State of Florida asserted on Thursday that faculty members’ curricula and in-class instruction at public universities are “government speech” and “not the...

Multilevel Marketing Is Controversial. This Academic Fellowship Is Trying to Change That.

Channelle D. James teaches a seminar about companies that do good in the world — fight poverty, slash pollution, empower women. For the...

Emporia State University Is Told It Can Fire Employees, Including Tenured Professors

Emporia State University got permission on Wednesday to fire employees, including tenured professors, for any of a host of reasons, including “current or...

Inside the Academic-Freedom Crisis That Roiled Florida’s Flagship

Last September, a professor at the University of Florida wanted to sign a scientific consensus letter about kratom, a tropical tree with pain-relieving...

Professor Fired for Alleged Threat to ‘Kill All White People’ Is Named Interim Provost of Troubled College

Mark McPhail, a tenured professor and administrator who was abruptly fired from Indiana University Northwest last year after an administrator accused him of...

Researchers Did a Deep Dive Into Efforts to Restrict Critical Race Theory. Here’s What They Found.

Since Republican lawmakers began backing bills to limit diversity training or ban the teaching of “divisive” topics, most national news coverage has focused...

A President’s Response to Attacks on an Abortion Provider Widens a Rift With Faculty

The rollback of abortion rights promises to bring more conflict to campuses as administrators who pledge to support students and staff collide with...

Why College Presidents Don’t Speak Their Minds

In January 2017, just days after the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump, the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, Ark., announced a...

What UNC Agreed to in Its Settlement With Nikole Hannah-Jones

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will take steps to diversify faculty and staff hiring as part of a settlement with...

This Professor Was Investigated for an ‘Offensive’ Land Acknowledgment. Now He’s Suing.

A computer-science professor is suing the University of Washington for allegedly violating his First Amendment rights and retaliating against him after he included...

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