Florida Atlantic U. Faculty Worries About Long-Term Effects of Recent Controversies

Florida Atlantic U. Faculty Worry About Long-Term Effects of Recent Controversies 1

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The latest uproar at Florida Atlantic U. was over a classroom exercise that some perceived as trampling on the name "Jesus." The university's profuse apologies and promise to abolish the exercise in turn left some faculty members feeling that their academic freedom had been trampled.

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The latest uproar at Florida Atlantic U. was over a classroom exercise that some perceived as trampling on the name "Jesus." The university's profuse apologies and promise to abolish the exercise in turn left some faculty members feeling that their academic freedom had been trampled.

Florida Atlantic University is putting to the test the adage that "no publicity is bad publicity."

In recent weeks the public institution has been plagued by a series of controversies that has attracted national attention and criticism from people both on and off the campus. And now some Florida Atlantic faculty members worry that the incidents have dealt a serious blow to the institution's reputation and to academic freedom.

Since the start of the spring semester, Florida