Academic Freedom Group Enters Fray

January 11, 2005

The New York Civil Liberties Union came under sharp criticism yesterday from another civil-liberties group, which says it is sanctioning censorship in the classroom at Columbia University.


Last month, the NYCLU warned Columbia's president, Lee Bollinger, that students and others who have accused faculty members of intimidating students were waging an "assault" on academic freedom. The NYCLU, the New York State affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union, also questioned the right of students to challenge faculty members in the classroom...

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