Penn Libraries Events & Exhibitions
Logo for Academic Freedom Now: A Symposium Marking the 10oth Anniversary of the Scott Nearing Affair
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 from 3:00-6:00PM
Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, Kislak Center, Van Pelt Dietrich Library Center, 6th floor
In 1915, the University of Pennsylvania’s Trustees fired economist Scott Nearing, in retaliation for his activism in the campaign against child labor. Nearing’s termination provoked a national debate and helped to rewrite the history of academic freedom in America. To mark the anniversary of the Nearing affair, a distinguished panel of scholars will explore the status of tenure and academic freedom in 2015.

A reception will immediately follow the panel discussion and a display of Nearing-related materials will be on display in the Kislak Center's Lea Library from 2pm until the end of the reception.

Please Register Here.
Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Van Pelt Dietrich Library Center, sixth floor
3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
For further information contact Sara Leavens: (215)746-1342 or lesara@upenn.edu
Free and open to the public, registration is requested (please show photo ID at entrance).