Albright College: Assault on Academic Freedom to Criticize Administration


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FIRE Victory closed

In 2001, Albright College unjustly brought charges of "professional unfitness" (read, courage) and "moral turpitude" (read, principle) against Professor of Communication Achal Mehra because of his criticism of school President Henry Zeman. Mehra found himself the object of bizarre charges and yet more bizarre campus judicial proceedings, all aimed at silencing his voice and stripping him of his tenure. In a great victory for freedom of speech, fundamental fairness, decency, and academic freedom, Albright College dropped all charges due to FIRE's extensive involvement in the case. Mehra thanked FIRE for being "a source of inspiration and practical support in fighting back these kangaroo court proceedings."