Saturday, July 31, 2010

Victory for Academic Freedom

He's just so pleased to hear the news.
Hey gang, it's been a while. As you know, AAF has been an ardent opponent against the decision to dismiss Ken Howell, the Catholic professor and friend of the program, so to speak. We were quick to spring to his defense, as he has been a valuable contact and generally a stand-up kind of guy. Now obviously we differ on fundamental grounds with some of the opinions the man has expressed, but we have always felt that freedom of expression, especially in the academic setting, is important. That is why we are pleased to see that Dr. Howell has been offered his job back.

http://www.dailyillini.com/news/campus/2010/07/29/adjunct-professor-howell-offered-reinstatement

It's good to know that public opinion can actually make a difference sometimes.

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