professor http://michiganradio.org en Is ranting in university classrooms free speech? http://michiganradio.org/post/ranting-university-classrooms-free-speech <p></p><p>One of this week’s more sensational stories involved a Michigan State University professor who was removed from teaching after delivering an inflammatory rant to a large lecture classroom, remarks somebody videotaped.</p><p>When the <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-state-university-yanks-professor-classroom-after-his-anti-republican-rant-goes-viral">video</a> surfaced, Republicans went ballistic. Many demanded that William Penn, a tenured professor of creative writing, be fired. Michigan State officials didn’t do that, and probably couldn’t. Originally, the whole point of tenure was to prevent someone from being fired for unpopular opinions.</p><p>However, State did yank Penn out of the classroom. He will continue to be paid, and presumably expected to continue his research and committee work, but someone else will teach his courses. The question is, how should we feel about this?</p><p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 12:27:24 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 14304 at http://michiganradio.org Is ranting in university classrooms free speech? ACLU sues CIA for suspected files on University of Michigan professor http://michiganradio.org/post/aclu-sues-cia-suspected-files-university-michigan-professor <p>The <a href="http://www.aclu.org/">American Civil Liberties Union</a> has filed a lawsuit against the <a href="https://www.cia.gov/">Central Intelligence Agency</a> on behalf of a <a href="http://www.umich.edu/">University of Michigan</a> Professor. Juan Cole is a critic of the Bush administration and Iraq War. A former CIA official claims the Bush administration asked him to dig up some dirt on Cole in 2005 and 2006 to discredit his analysis of the government. Thu, 14 Jul 2011 20:35:36 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 3316 at http://michiganradio.org ACLU sues CIA for suspected files on University of Michigan professor MSU finds one of its education professors guilty of plagiarizing http://michiganradio.org/post/msu-finds-one-its-education-professors-guilty-plagiarizing <p><a href="http://msu.edu">Michigan State University</a> has found one of its education professors <a href="http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2011/04/msu_professor_plagiarized_and.html">guilty of plagiarism</a> in a 2010 report about school consolidation.</p><p>The Booth newspaper chain commissioned MSU professor <a href="http://education.msu.edu/search/formview.aspx?email=shakrani@msu.edu">Sharif Shakrani</a> to do a study about school consolidation. Shakrani&rsquo;s study found Michigan could save more than $600 million by consolidating school districts.</p> Tue, 19 Apr 2011 20:30:37 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 2136 at http://michiganradio.org MSU finds one of its education professors guilty of plagiarizing