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Evaluating the Impact of Colorado Appellate Court's Rejection of Ward Churchill's Appeal
Last week, Inside Higher Ed's Scott Jaschik examined the Colorado Court of Appeals' recent rejection of former University of Colorado - Boulder Professor Ward Churchill's appeal of a state district court judge's 2009 ruling that the University of Colorado Board of Regents enjoyed "quasi-judicial immunity" after firing Churchill due to alleged research misconduct. Churchill, whose appeal was supported by the American Association of University Professors, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the National Coalition Against Censorship, has vowed to appeal the latest decision.
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Twitter removes ‘Trans Day of Vengeance’ posts in another loss for free expression on the platform
Blanket bans on words and images with no regard to context shuts down conversations about important issues of public concern.
Wayne State professor suspended after provocative Facebook post criticizing shout downs
Wayne State University Professor Steven Shaviro used his personal Facebook account to criticize protestors who shout down speakers with purportedly bigoted views.
A step in the right direction: West Virginia Governor signs ‘New Voices’ bill into law
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice signed the Student Journalism and Press Freedom Protection Act into law, granting statutory protections to student journalists in public K-12 schools and public institutions of higher education.
Cornell must reject student government’s call for trigger warnings
Cornell University’s student assembly adopted a resolution urging the administration to require faculty to provide content warnings prior to discussing potentially “triggering” material in the classroom.