Tagged: academic freedom

What does ‘academic freedom’ mean in practice? Why the Siouxsie Wiles and Shaun Hendy employment case matters - Guest Work

Guest Author Jan 14, 2022

Jack Heinemann, University of Canterbury   Two high-profile University of Auckland academics raised important questions about academic freedom with their complaint to the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) that their employer had failed its duty of care to them. Associate Professor Siouxsie Wiles and Professor Shaun Hendy have become well known for their work explaining the science behind COVID-19 and … Read More

Are New Zealand’s universities doing enough to define the limits of academic freedom? - News

Guest Author Nov 26, 2021

Matheson Russell, University of Auckland   The news last week that University of Auckland public health researcher Simon Thornley was retracting a co-authored paper about supposed vaccination risks during pregnancy raised deeper questions about the limits of academic freedom. Thornley’s own head of department had called for the paper to be retracted due to “the anxiety it is creating … Read More

Academic freedom at the University of Chicago and Princeton - The Dismal Science

Paul Walker Apr 13, 2015

The following comes from the website of The National Association of Scholars (NAS) who in turn got it from the Facebook page of NAS board of advisors member Robert P. George (McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University).Every now and then sanity still manages to prevail. The worrying thing is that academics at these universities find it … Read More

Frozen Friday Fab Four #5 - Ice Doctor

Victoria Metcalf May 23, 2014

Four of the Antarctic or anything else headlines/social media bits that have grabbed my attention this week(ish). Large glaciers are in irreversible decline signalling the collapse of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet more rapidly than predicted. Sea levels will rise as a result. Image credit: Victoria Metcalf 1. Although it may have been overshadowed somewhat by the elevator bust-up … Read More