Scholars at Risk Calls Attention to Situation Surrounding Wisconsin Professor of History, Geography, and Environmental Studies

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    Scholars at Risk  would like to draw attention to the situation surrounding Professor William  Cronon of University of Wisconsin at Madison. According to media reports, the  university was approached by the Republican Party of Wisconsin with a request,  under Wisconsin’s open-records law, for Prof. Cronon’s e-mail records. The  request was received just days after Prof. Cronon published a blog post  regarding legislation proposed by Republican lawmakers. Please review the  following two pieces—one featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education today, and one written by Prof. Cronon on his blog—for additional  information on this case.

     

    The Chronicle  of Higher Education article: http://chronicle.com/article/Wisconsin-GOP-Seeks-E-Mails-of/126911/

    Professor  Cronon’s personal blog: http://scholarcitizen.williamcronon.net/2011/03/24/open-records-attack-on-academ ic-freedom/