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KU forum will look at academic freedom and social media

April 24, 2014


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The Joint Council of Kansas Distinguished Professors and the Kansas University Office of the Provost will host panel discussions on Sunday that look at academic freedom and responsibility amid a world more and more influenced by social media.

Among the panelists are faculty who have been active in the debate around the Kansas Board of Regents' social media policy, which allows regents university CEOs to suspend and fire employees for "improper" social media posts.

More than 80 distinguished professors from KU and Kansas State University have signed letters calling for an end to the current social media policy.

The forum runs from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday in the Alderson Auditorium of the Kansas Union.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Susan Kemper at


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