Tag Archives: academic freedom

Professors aren’t indoctrinating students, but some Republicans wish they would

By Robert Mann “I am now ashamed of my time at LSU with this type of biased writing coming out of the [mass communication] department,” a peeved reader wrote in an email to me last week. “Now I can see … Continue reading

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My manifesto (or, Why I won’t stop writing this blasted blog)

By Robert Mann Almost three years ago, I created a blog, which I eventually began to call “Something Like the Truth.” At the time, I had not heard Carl Bernstein, the former Washington Post journalist of Watergate fame, articulate his … Continue reading

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LSU Board member Rolfe McCollister: Faculty who criticize LSU in print are unethical

By Robert Mann In a new column in the Baton Rouge Business Report, publisher Rolfe McCollister seems to question whether it is ethical for an LSU faculty member to criticize, in print, the university for which he or she works. … Continue reading

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A Governor’s Enemies List

By Robert Mann Mitch Daniels says he respects academic freedom. Of course, the former Republican Indiana governor had to say that when he applied for his new job, president of Purdue University. But the Associated Press has exposed him as … Continue reading

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