I received this email today from a friend of Ebon Fisher’s.
It seems there is a nasty academic freedom and contract situation Stevens has created by dismissing Ebon Fisher and denying him access to his research materials. It also appears that it results from his valor in standing up to a university policy of overwork and underpayment. Having been in a similar academic sweatshop myself, it is particularly sad to see that an institute like Stevens is sullying its reputation as it starts to behave more like ITT Technical Institute, or DeVry.
I want to voice my strongest support for Ebon, and his work, and his academic freedom, and condemn the actions that Stevens has taken. This is a big stain on Stevens’ reputation, and is bad for academic freedom and labor relations in academia as a whole,