Saturday, October 24, 2015

A case of academic freedom:

'Even in an era of rising political correctness, the decision to fire Marquette professor John McAdams nearly stands alone'. Charles J. Sykes reviews Marquette University's proceedings against Professor John McAdams, at Wisconsin Interest. McAdams says,
"They think they can invoke something like 'Catholic mission' and get away with things that a state school or even a secular private school would not try to."
At 691 words, Marquette's Mission Statement (with Guiding Values) might be catholic if that means unedited. It even includes,
"Precisely because Catholicism at its best seeks to be inclusive, we are open to all who share our mission and seek the truth about God and the world, and we are firmly committed to academic freedom as the necessary precondition for that search."

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