Incivility at Purdue Calumet

Alleged Incivility at Purdue-Calumet Tests the Limits of Academic Freedom
The Chronicle of Higher Education
May 16, 2014

Maurice M. Eisenstein, an outspoken associate professor of political science, is at the center of a debate at Purdue U.-Calumet over where to draw the line between protected speech and harassment.

By Peter Schmidt

This much can be said for Maurice M. Eisenstein, a tenured associate professor of political science at Purdue University-Calumet: No one on the campus faults him for failing to speak his mind.

His sharp-tongued candor, however, is being viewed by many people there mainly as a problem, leading to formal reprimands against him and debates over where administrators should draw the line between protected speech and outright harassment.

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Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility. For the person who is unwilling to grow up, the person who does not want to carry his own weight, this is a frightening prospect.
–Eleanor Roosevelt

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