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Academic freedom under attack: A Conversation with Prof. Nel about an Attempt to Fire Tenured Faculty for their Private Online


By dlindorff - Posted on 02 May 2014

By Dave Lindorff

 

This week's "This Can't Be Happening!" radio program on PRN radio features an interview with Dr. Phil Nel, a distinguished professor of English at Kansas State University, and an outspoken opponent of a current effort by the Kansas Board of Regents to impose a new "social media policy" on all the state's public higher education institutions -- a policy that would allow administrators to fire even tenured faculty for posting statements that "damage" the school or negatively impact "harmony" on campus.

 

Nel tells program host Dave Lindorff that this current campaign in Kansas is just one part of a nationwide attack on freedom of inquiry, thought and speech on the nation's public colleges and universities, and more broadly on public education in general…

 

To hear this program go to: www.thiscantbehappening.net/node/2298

 

ThisCantBeHappening! is the new uncompromising four-time Project Censored Award-winning online alternative newspaper. His work, and that of colleagues JOHN GRANT, GARY LINDORFF, ALFREDO LOPEZ, LORI SPENCER, LINN WASHINGTON, JR. and CHARLES M. YOUNG, are available at www.thiscantbehappening.net

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