AAUP Commends Brooklyn College President

The AAUP commends Brooklyn College president Karen Gould for her defense of the principles of academic freedom and her support of the Brooklyn College political science department’s right to co-sponsor a BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanctions against Israel) forum. In a letter to Gould, AAUP president Rudy Fichtenbaum notes that "Because academic freedom requires the liberty to learn as well as to teach, colleges and universities should respect the prerogatives of campus organizations to select outside speakers whom they wish to hear. "

Publication Date: 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013