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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