publication date: Jun. 13, 2015
MD Anderson Cancer Center has been censured by the American Association of University Professors, an organization that defends academic freedom and shared governance.
The decision was made at AAUP’s Annual Meeting, which concluded June 13 in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1915, AAUP has 47,000 individual members and 300 chapters.
Several hundred AAUP members unanimously voted to censure Ronald DePinho’s administration, said Gregory Scholtz, AAUP associate secretary and director of the Department of Academic Freedom.
“There was no debate,” Scholtz said to The Cancer Letter.