Albright College: Assault on Academic Freedom to Criticize Administration
Albright College unjustly brought charges of "professional unfitness" (read, courage) and "moral turpitude" (read, principle) against Professor of Communication Achal Mehra because of his criticism of school President Henry Zeman. Mehra found himself the object of bizarre charges and yet more bizarre campus judicial proceedings, all aimed at silencing his voice and stripping him of his tenure. In a great victory for freedom of speech, fundamental fairness, decency, and academic freedom, Albright College dropped all charges due to FIRE's extensive involvement in the case. Mehra thanked FIRE for being "a source of inspiration and practical support in fighting back these kangaroo court proceedings."
- "Yes, You Can Say That: Charges Dropped Against Professor at Albright College," September 12, 2001: In a great victory for freedom of speech and academic freedom, in a case with which FIRE has been deeply engaged, Albright College has dropped all charges of "professional unfitness" (read, courage) and "moral turpitude" (read, principle) against Professor Achal Mehra, who sought to expose actual professional unfitness and moral turpitude at his institution in Reading, PA.
- "FIRE's Letter to Albright College," July 16, 2001
- "Albright College Drops Attempt to Oust Faculty Member who Criticized its President,"
The Chronicle of Higher Education, September 10, 2001
- "Truth Irrelevant to Professor's Defense,"
by Lou Marano, United Press International, July 14, 2001
- "Scrutiny Falls on Albright College as It Moves to Fire Outspoken Professor,"
by Julianna Basinger, The Chronicle of Higher Education, May 17, 2001