ACADEMIC FREEDOM IN THE NEWS

David Montgomery, 1927–2011
David Montgomery, one of the founders of the “New Labor History” in the United States, who inspired a generation of activists and historians, died December 2. He was 84.
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Koch Brother Buys Professors At Public University to Spread Free Market Propaganda -- Is Public Education the Kochs' Next Front?
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Michigan Think Tank Asks 3 Universities for Labor Professors' E-Mails
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'Academic Freedom' Offers Little Protection Against New Efforts to Obtain Professors' E-Mails
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'Conservative Think Tank Seeks Michigan Profs' Emails About Wisconsin Union Battle ... And Maddow
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Appeals Court Hands Big Win to Advocates of Free Faculty Speech in Ruling on Pundit-Professor
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U.S. Army War College Suspends Prominent Scholar of Middle East by Peter Schmidt The U.S. Army War College has suspended a widely known expert on Islamic studies...
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The Academic Freedom Agenda by James Traub WHEN A MARINE HELICOPTER bore George W. Bush away from the Capitol the afternoon of Jan. 20...
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Beware the Button Police
by Scott Jaschik Sporting an Obama or McCain button?
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British Faculty Union Calls for Preconditions on Working With Israeli Academics by Matthew Kalman Britain's largest faculty union was described as "racist" and "McCarthyite" on Wednesday...
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Israel denies entry to high-profile critic Norman Finkelstein by Yossi Melman The Shin Bet security service detained and deported an American Jewish professor...
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Torture and Tenure at Berkeley by Evan R. Goldstein
The release a few weeks ago of a memorandum on torture written by John C. Yoo in 2003 has prompted calls for his dismissal...

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Why John Yoo Must Stay by Ruth Marcus
The March 14, 2003, memo "Re: Military Interrogation of Alien Unlawful Combatants Held Outside the United States" is an abhorrent document.
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Quaker teacher fired for changing loyalty oath by Nanette Asimov, Chronicle Staff Writer
California State University East Bay has fired a math teacher...
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Kicking Up Sand in Middle-East Studies by Richard Byrne When the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa, or Asmea, held its inaugural meeting in Washington in late April...
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FREDERIC EWEN ACADEMIC FREEDOM CENTER IN THE NEWS

Unions Are Unreliable Allies of Labor-Studies Programs, Scholars Say by Peter Schmidt
Labor-studies programs cannot count on college administrations or labor leaders to defend them ... Show Me More >>

NYU’s Frederic Ewen Academic Freedom Center Presents: Labor Education and Academic Freedom | November 18, 2011
Recent attacks on labor studies programs violate some of the core principles of academic freedom... Show Me More >>

Scholars See Need to Redefine and Protect Academic Freedom by Richard Byrne
Existing threats to academic freedom have been exacerbated by the political and economic climate following... Show Me More >>

Kicking Up Sand in Middle-East Studies by Richard Byrne When the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa, or Asmea, held its inaugural meeting in Washington... Show Me More >>