Tuesday, October 21, 2003

"Discussing" academic freedom 

I use the quotes because it seems to me that academics discussing academic freedom should be preaching to the choir (or having Monkeys and Fraters discuss favorite cocktails -- I'm a Rob Roy.) Yet the continuing issue of the Alabama Scholars and their newsletter continues to make news. Their faculty senate is "discussing" the issue. When the vice president of the university says that "the question is whether organizations can use Campus Mail if they do not claim to be affiliated with the University", it sounds far too much like a loyalty oath, and that's not right. See Liberty and Power for more.