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A Conversation with Prof. Nel about an Attempt to Fire Tenured Faculty for their private Online Posts

Academic freedom under attack

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.

Prof. Phil Nel and other defenders of academic freedom are taking on the Kansas Board of Regents (to hear program, click here or on the photo above)Prof. Phil Nel and other defenders of academic freedom are taking on the Kansas Board of Regents (to hear program, click here or on the photo above)



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