AFA Sends Letter to Hamline University Over Dismissal of Professor

Academic Freedom Alliance Press Release

Excerpt: The Academic Freedom Alliance (AFA) today sent a letter to Hamline University regarding its handling of complaints involving a class on the global history of art. During a class session on Islamic art, an instructor showed an image of a well-known medieval Islamic painting of the Prophet Muhammad. The professor reportedly took care to give a “content warning” during the virtual class and provided students an opportunity to turn off their own video feed to avoid viewing the image. Nonetheless, Hamline University denounced and ultimately dismissed the professor without due process.