Dreger Resigns from Northwestern

Reported today in Inside Higher Ed:

A second faculty member has resigned from Northwestern University over its medical school’s reaction to a provocative article published in a faculty journal.

“It’s so petty — that’s what I kept saying — it’s a frickin’ blow job in 1978,” said Alice Dreger, a professor of medical humanities and bioethics at Northwestern who gave her notice this week over the alleged ongoing censorship of the peer-reviewed university medical humanities faculty journal Atrium, which has suspended publication after a funding cut.

The full article is open access here: https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2015/08/26/northwestern-u-loses-second-faculty-member-over-alleged-censorship-medical-school

The journal had been a benefit of membership in the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities.

The controversy has also been reported in the Chronicle of Higher Education: http://chronicle.com/article/Star-Scholar-Resigns-From/232601/