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Students Demand Pitt Eliminate Free Speech Protections

Student group coalition calls for firing of professors it deems "racist"

Activists are demanding that the University of Pittsburgh fire any employee deemed racist or discriminatory by students, a move that First Amendment advocates say amounts to the elimination of academic freedom.

Prof Cleared Of Racism Charges May Still Resign

UChicago economist Uhlig may leave journal after colleagues' rush to judgement

The University of Chicago's Harald Uhlig may resign from a prominent academic journal even after he was cleared of allegations of racial bias. Uhlig told the Washington Free Beacon he is considering leaving his position as editor of the prestigious Journal of Political Economy (JPE) after facing calls for his ouster for criticizing the movement to defund the police following George Floyd's death..