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.
Academics questioned an assertion that the University of Illinois had to reinforce an expectation of a community "that values civility as much as scholarship.”
The only thing that deters terrorists is if "they know that their sister or their mother will be raped," Mordechai Kedar of Bar-Ilan University said last month.
Academic freedom and faculty self-governance were among the casualties when the Boulder campus responded to allegations of sexual harassment in the department, a new report charges.
A petition demands censure of a University of Rochester scholar who mused on a blog: Should rape be illegal if the victim is unconscious and no harm results?
Karin N. Calvo-Goller's libel lawsuit stoked concerns about libel tourism and scholars' freedom to publish criticism. She answers her critics in a Chronicle interview.
The editor, a professor at NYU, was sued in France, where the book's author has citizenship. The case drew widespread interest for its potentially chilling effect.