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A Free-Speech Survey in Wisconsin Was Delayed After a Chancellor Resigned. Now It’s Going Ahead.

The University of Wisconsin system on Monday will release a free-speech survey that was delayed last spring over political and procedural concerns.The survey,...

What a 1960s Housewife Can Teach Us About Politics in Higher Ed

In the early 1960s, a Florida housewife named Jane Tarr Smith heard a frightening story about what a professor’s unbridled academic freedom could...

A Rare Court Victory That Protected 4 Tenured Professors’ Jobs Just Got Reversed. Here’s Why.

The College of Saint Rose didn’t violate its own policies when it dismissed four tenured faculty members, according to a ruling Thursday by...

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...

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...

More Colleges Are Adding Diversity to Tenure Standards. But the Debate’s Not Settled.

The California Community Colleges system approved a new policy in May that added diversity, equity, and inclusion criteria to tenure and promotion reviews....

University Refuses to Fire Professor Accused of Saying Black Children Learn Better by Chanting, Singing

Western Kentucky University’s Board of Regents voted unanimously on Friday not to fire a professor whom students had accused of saying during a...

Confirming Faculty Fears, Purdue’s Board Chair Says Trustees Chose President Like a Business

When Purdue University’s trustees announced their new president this month, they left out some key information: how and why they had chosen that...

A Free-Speech Group Known for Campus Interventions Wants to Be Bigger

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education — an advocacy organization that has long intervened on behalf of students and professors across the...

U. of North Carolina Has Been Corrupted by Political Meddling, Faculty Group Says

Nationwide, public higher education has often been a target of partisan meddling. But North Carolina’s university system is in a league of its...

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