Professor To Face His Peers Soon In Marquette University Academic Freedom Fight

September 8, 2015

By M. D. Kittle at

MILWAUKEE — John McAdams’ long legal limbo may soon be coming to an end.

The nationally acclaimed Marquette University political science professor at the center of one of the more closely followed academic freedom battles will finally have his day before his peers later this month.

Marquette’s Faculty Hearing Committee is scheduled to meet Sept. 21 to weigh whether McAdams should be stripped of his tenure for a blog post he wrote in November that criticized a graduate student teacher who told a student he couldn’t discuss his opposition to gay marriage in her class. The instructor reportedly insisted that discussing opposition to same-sex marriage may offend gay students in her class...

Schools: Marquette University