Concerns raised about academic freedom over University of Denver professor’s punishment

November 30, 2011

A charge of sexual harassment that resulted in the suspension of a University of Denver professor last spring has spiraled into an argument over academic freedom that has attracted national attention.

The school found that Arthur Gilbert, a tenured professor at DU's Korbel School of International Studies, "created a sexual harassment hostile environment" in a class he taught for more than 20 years called "The Domestic and International Consequences of the Drug War...