HILL – Some UNC-Chapel Hill faculty want the university to make
stronger pronouncements about academic freedom as the debate continues
about a controversial proposal for a Western Cultures program. In a
wide-ranging discussion of the issue last week at the UNC-CH Faculty
Council, professors said they were worried about political influences
affecting their classrooms, teaching and research. Some suggested that
UNC-CH ought to join N.C. State University’s Faculty Senate in taking a
stand against the so-called “Academic Bill of Rights,” pushed by
conservative commentator David Horowitz.