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December 26, 2013 12:00 AM

Rebecca Schuman: The brave new world of academic censorship

Last week the Kansas Board of Regents voted unanimously to approve a new policy that gives each institution’s chief executive officer discretion to discipline or terminate any faculty or staff member who uses social media “improperly.” Many in the higher education world denounce this move as a sweeping attack on academic freedom, one prompted by a tenured journalism professor writing a single (admittedly awful) tweet about the National Rifle Association.

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