The Atlantic: Stripping a Professor of Tenure Over a Blog Post

THE ATLANTIC: Stripping a Professor of Tenure Over a Blog Post.

Professor John McAdams is being stripped of tenure by Marquette University for writing a blog post that administrators characterize as inaccurate and irresponsible. Academics all over the United States ought to denounce the firing of the 69-year-old, a Harvard Ph.D. who taught courses on American politics and public policy. If tenure can be taken away based upon one controversial blog post, what protection does it offer?

I don’t necessarily agree with what McAdams did (and I’m not so supportive of tenure either), I do find it distressing that Marquette is moving to fire him and not allowing him to speak freely.

 

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