Academic Freedom

Global Survey of Academic Freedom Issues in 2015 [Post 8 of a Series]

  Australia—Federal Funding for the Copenhagen Consensus Centre at Flinders University  In October, Simon Birmingham, the education minister in the new government of Malcolm Turnbull, announced that it would uphold the decision by Christopher Pyne, the education minister under former Prime Minister Tony Abbott, to withdraw “funding offered to Bjørn Lomborg for the creation of…

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College of St. Rose Students and Faculty Unite (VIDEO)

On May 4, the AAUP released an investigating committee’s report on unilateral actions taken by the administration and board of the College of Saint Rose in New York to reduce or eliminate twenty-seven academic programs and thereby to terminate twenty-three tenured and tenure-track appointments. The report, available here, concludes that the cuts and layoffs, “the result…