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Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Bainbridge on Tenure and Academic Freedom

I usually don't post on academic freedom issues (after all, I'm untenured, and therefore have none...). However, Steve Bainbridge has some unusually cogent (and pungent) remarks on the topic:
I believe in both tenure and academic freedom, but I don't believe the academic life should be a sanction-free zone. If you screw up badly enough, there ought to be consequences. Apparently Brooklyn College agrees:

A Brooklyn College professor who described religious people as "moral retards" said he is dropping his bid to become chairman of the department of sociology after the college's president expressed outrage over his views.

Click here for the whole thing.

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