Quick Takes: Fredonia professor wins promotion fight

By on August 15, 2006

The State University of New York at Fredonia has promoted Stephen Kershnar to full professor of philosophy — without any conditions on the new title. Kershnar has been critical of numerous college policies and last month he went public with his dispute over a promotion, saying that the university had violated his academic freedom by promising to promote him if he would agree, among other things, to subject any writing or public statements about the institution to prior review for approval. He was backed in the case by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. A spokeswoman for Fredonia confirmed the promotion and said that it took place after Kershnar resubmitted his application for full professor.

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