There has been a rash of free-speech controversies involving college instructors this year. In many cases, their respective universities took a critical stance. The Chronicle will be tracking such incidents in this article.
The corporate response to a production of the play in which the assassinated ruler resembles President Trump has scholars thinking that studying the arts is more important than ever.
Charles Murray’s talk three weeks ago at Middlebury College resulted in violence and roiled higher ed. What does it say that the reaction hasn’t reoccurred?
“We failed to live up to our core values,” the college’s president said of the chaos that erupted during and after a lecture by Charles Murray, the polarizing political scientist best known for The Bell Curve.
Over the past year they've signed open letters on climate change, immigration, academic freedom, and college controversies. Do their efforts make any difference?
A public-records request submitted by the general counsel at the University of Oregon is raising concerns about privacy and academic freedom.
Western Carolina University faced a faculty rebellion over plans to use funds from the conservative Charles Koch Foundation to create a new research center on free enterprise. It found ways to render the gift agreement much easier for critics to swallow.
After revoking a job offer to Steven G. Salaita, in 2014, the University of Illinois’s flagship felt repercussions on a global scale. The dwindling fortunes of its American Indian-studies program show there were internal consequences, too.
The controversy over sexual-harassment cases at Berkeley highlights the larger battle over faculty protections and the call for a swift conclusion of complaints.
The author of a new book on Christian colleges and academic freedom says the institutions could uphold their faith without unnecessary clashes with instructors.
A dispute at Wheaton College of Illinois that started with a Facebook post about Christianity and Islam could end in a professor’s dismissal. For other faculty members at the evangelical Christian institution, that raises troubling questions.
Alice Dreger, an author and professor of medical humanities, says a dean tried to censor portions of an essay in a journal she guest-edited.
The university has drawn new scrutiny for dismissing a tenured instructor mainly for using obscene language and jokes around students.
In a court filing, the university argues that only higher-education institutions, and not their individual faculty members, have a right to academic freedom under the First Amendment.
Resolutions on the issue often focus on symbolism more than specifics, as a recent flap over the American Studies Association's boycott demonstrates.
An appeals court has cleared the way for a former gallery director at Stephen F. Austin State University to sue administrators who ousted him after he refused involvement in a lawmaker’s event.