Forum to address “Academic Freedom at a Catholic University”

Author: Dennis Brown


A forum titled “Academic Freedom at aCatholicUniversity” will be held from3to5 p.m.Wednesday (March 8) in Room 141 of DeBartolo Hall at the University of Notre Dame. Sponsored by Notre Dames Faculty Senate, the event is open to all members of the campus community.

Jonathan Knight, director of the Program in Academic Freedom and Tenure for the American Association of University Professors, and Rev. James Heft, chancellor at theUniversityofDayton, will open the forum with their thoughts on the topic.

Following their remarks, the floor will be open for questions and brief comments from the audience, to which the two speakers may respond.

Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., Notre Dames president, addressed the topic of academic freedom and the Catholic character of the University in three addresses in January. He will attend the forum and offer his own reflections.

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