Intellectual Freedom News 12/17/16

Intellectual Freedom News

December 17, 2016

Intellectual Freedom Highlights

  • Trespassing accusation: Not “for” or “by” the library | Intellectual Freedom Blog; “If removing patrons without library agreement becomes a new political policy or strategy, it would greatly harm intellectual freedom and the safe spaces that library workers have tirelessly worked to create. The Kansas City Public Library case from May could become a new tactic for suppression of ‘dangerous’ talk.”



Academic Freedom

  • Orange Coast College, CA
    • Don’t Smile (You’re on Camera) | Inside Higher Ed
    • Professor leaves California due to threats | Inside Higher Ed; “The professor of psychology who was secretly videotaped talking about Donald Trump has left the state of California following a series of physical threats, The Orange County Register reported. Hundreds of people demonstrated at Orange Coast College for and against Olga Perez Stable Cox, the professor, this week, as her faculty union said her classes will be covered by someone else through the end of the semester. “Someone emailed her a picture of her house, with her address,” Rob Schneiderman, president of the campus’s faculty union affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, told the Register. Another email read, ‘You want communism, go to Cuba … try to bring it to America and we’ll put a [expletive] bullet in your face,’ the newspaper reported.”


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