Editorial: Academic freedom for all: Hamline University, the University Florida and other attempts to control what professors teach

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New York Daily News

As a wronged lecturer sues a small Minnesota liberal arts college, the school’s leaders have at long last admitted: “sometimes we misstep.” By that, they mean that they shouldn’t have branded an art history instructor’s actions “Islamophobic” when she dared to show a 14th-century image of the Prophet Muhammad. Adjunct Professor Erika López Prater’s decision to introduce the image to her class (only after her repeated warnings that images of holy figures would be shown) upset some students, ultimately leading to López Prater losing her job. The very limited apology is welcome, given that Hamlin…

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