[Headlines] Wed, 27 August 2003

Thesis fallout discussed

The Canterbury University Council meets today to decide the

outcome of a complaint of suppressed academic freedom lodged

by a lecturer.

Dr Thomas Fudge alleges Canterbury's vice chancellor Roy

Sharp suppressed his review of the events surrounding the

fallout over Holocaust revisionist thesis writer Dr Joel

Hayward .

The Canterbury academic is receiving support from Victoria

University associate professor Martin Lally who says his

treatment is appalling and unprecedented.

He says it is outrageous for Professor Sharp to tell Dr

Fudge he cannot discuss the topic with his students in


The University Council meets this afternoon.

© 2003 Newstalk ZB News



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