Tag: John McAdams

An update on John McAdams, Marquette University prof punished for defending a student's right to disagree

Earlier this year, I wrote (here and here) about Marquette University professor John McAdams who was suspended without pay for defending a student’s right to disagree with his professor. The student had disagreed with the teacher’s demand that gay marriage could not be discussed in her class. The student had taken the side of the Catholic Church in... Read more »

More on Marquette University's muzzling of a conservative professor

Milwaukee’s Marquette University is poised to fire a tenured political science professor, John McAdams, for speaking his mind. McAdams’s sin? He dared to defend an undergraduate who thought that the ethics of same-sex marriage was an open question—a question worth discussing openly in an ethics class. That ethics class was being taught, in 2014, by... Read more »

Why I am no longer donating to my alma mater, Marquette University

Like every school’s  alum, I receive constant requests to donate to the cause. I often do–rather, I should say, did–but no more to Marquette University, where I graduated with a degree in Journalism in 1963. The reason: Marquette’s ironic use of “freedom of thought and expression”as a club  to silence a professor, Dr. John McAdams.... Read more »
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