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Va. Supreme Court to Hear Appeal Involving 'Climategate' and Academic Freedom
Last week, the Supreme Court of Virginia agreed to hear an appeal by Kenneth Cuccinelli II, Attorney General of Virginia, regarding his investigation of former University of Virginia professor Michael Mann for possible fraud involving Mann's environmental research. A lower court had set aside his investigative demands without ruling on whether fraud had been committed. FIRE had expressed concern over the academic freedom implications of such a broad request for documents in such an investigation.
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SPFI hotline: Does the paper own the copyright?
When a staffer submits an article, photo, or other content to a student publication, who owns the copyright?
SURVEY: College faculty split on DEI statements in hiring and promotion
Support for requiring DEI statements in job applications is associated with willingness to restrict speech and investigate colleagues for controversial expression.
University of Utah anti-racism policy forces faculty to ‘eradicate’ words from teaching, curriculum
University of Utah’s Department of Communication is barring faculty from communicating disfavored words and ideas under its Anti-Racist Code of Conduct that requires the “eradication” of certain speech from teaching and curricula.