The New York TimesBy Karin Fischer. A year ago, Wellesley College found itself embroiled in a debate about academic freedom in China.
Led by Thomas Cushman, a sociology professor at the college, a group of faculty members rallied support for a Peking University professor who said he was under fire for his political views. Mr. Cushman and others argued that the case raised questions about Wellesley’s work in China and challenged the administration to reconsider a nascent partnership with the university. More...