Texas Tech, Professor in Standoff Over Tenure

Texas Tech University professor James Wetherbe's plan was to write some thought pieces at the end of a long academic career. He would hold himself up as an example of someone who had managed to be successful despite refusing tenure and raise questions about the value of tenure.

But in a lawsuit that is already drawing national attention, Wetherbe's opposition to tenure has taken a more combative turn. Wetherbe filed a federal lawsuit against Texas Tech, his alma mater and employer, contending that administrators stifled his career advancement because of his public opposition to tenure. University officials counter ...

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