National academic association censures Linfield University over firing of tenured English professor

Maxine Bernstein
The Oregonian

Excerpt: The governing council of a national academic association this week voted to censure Linfield University over the abrupt firing of tenured English professor Daniel Pollack-Pelzner, an advocate for students and faculty who had complained of sexual harassment by four university board trustees.

The move by the American Association of University Professors, a nonprofit group of faculty and other academic professionals based in Washington, D.C., follows an investigation it had done that found Linfield fired Pollack-Pelzner without due process and violated the school’s own regulations on academic freedom.