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Earlier this month, University of Colorado at Boulder (CU-Boulder) Professor Patricia Adler alleged that she was given a choice between resigning or discontinuing her long-running and popular “Deviance in U.S. Society” course. Administrators raised concerns about a presentation focusing on prostitution in which teaching assistants volunteered to role-play as prostitutes while answering questions for the class, but... Read more Read more


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Since University of Colorado at Boulder (CU-Boulder) Professor Patricia Adler announced last week that she had chosen to leave the school rather than risk being disciplined for teaching her popular “Deviance in U.S. Society” course, CU-Boulder has asserted a handful of different claims about why Adler’s presentation on prostitution was improper. Inside Higher Ed’s Scott Jaschik reviewed CU-Boulder’s various claims... Read more Read more


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Last week, University of Colorado at Boulder (CU-Boulder) Professor Patricia Adler announced she would be leaving the school after she was given a choice between resigning or discontinuing her long-running “Deviance in U.S. Society” course, because of a presentation on prostitution that many students identified as a high point of the course for many years running. Inside Higher Ed describes... Read more Read more


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Last year, FIRE reported on the case of University of California, Davis medical school professor Michael Wilkes, who alleges that he faced retaliation from the university over comments made in a column he co-authored for the San Francisco Chronicle. Last spring, the Committee on Academic Freedom and Responsibility of the UC Davis Academic Senate found... Read more Read more


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A recent article in the Sun-Sentinel of South Florida deals with the controversy surrounding a professor at Florida Atlantic University, James Tracy, who teaches a class on conspiracy theories. Professor Tracy made some waves recently when he suggested on a private, non-university blog that the December shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut did... Read more Read more