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Be Careful What You Wish For: Academic Freedom, Free Speech, and the Syllabus

According to CNN, a professor of English at Iowa State University threatened to discipline students who submit projects or papers opposing abortion, the Black Lives Matter movement or same-sex marriage. The professor also warned on their syllabus: “Any instances of othering that you participate in intentionally (racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, sorophobia, transphobia, classism, mocking of mental health issues, body shaming, etc) in class are grounds for dismissal from th