(WORT) — Members of the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents are set to review a new tenure policy next week. The UW became the center of national attention last year, after the state budget act removed tenure protections from law and gave the Regents the authority to set their own tenure policy. At the time, many claimed academic freedom was under fire from partisan political interests. But with the policy draft now in its final form, was the concern justified? Darien Lamen has more.
Professor Dave Vanness, and an assortment of his colleagues, join Morning Buzz host Jonathan Zarov live from the Rally for Tenure, Quality Education and Academic Freedom, at Union South, as the Regents were taking up the issue of revised tenure rules in the UW system. Dr. Dave Vanness is an Associate Professor of Population Health […]
Alice Dreger, a historian of science and medicine, talks with WORT’s Darien Lamen about the importance of academic freedom; her decision to resign in protest from Northwestern University; why she called minority student protesters “fascist”; and whether academic freedom still has a fighting chance in the university.