City University of New York

By October 24, 2001

On October 23, the trustees of the City University of New York (CUNY) voted to condemn a faculty “teach-in” as seditious. On October 2, in order to provide a forum for discussion on the terrorist attacks, professors at CUNY held the “teach-in” at which several professors criticized America and its foreign policy. CUNY Chancellor Matthew Goldstein issued a public statement condemning the professors who expressed such views. Having approved the hiring and promotion of the very faculty who spoke, the trustees and administration now would prefer that they not express their actual and well-known views.

Cases: City University of New York: Administrative Attempts to Suppress Faculty Speech