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James Tracy guest lecturing in political science professor Marshall DeRosa's class last year. Photo by Alexander Rodriguez

Former FAU professor, Sandy Hook conspiracist to appeal his firing

August 2, 2019

FAU fired James Tracy in 2015 after writing on his blog that Sandy Hook was a “hoax.” Now a federal court could overturn his case.

Political science professor denies ties to white supremacy

April 9, 2018

Marshall DeRosa is denying any accusations of racism and white supremacy after receiving generous grants from the Koch Foundation caught the eye of a non-profit campaign.

Former professor James Tracy lectures to current professor Marshall DeRosa’s Issues in American Politics class. Alexander Rodriguez | News Editor

James Tracy lectures at FAU for the first time since his firing

April 8, 2018

The former professor spoke to students about the CIA’s involvement in the media.

The FAU Free Speech Lawn in front of the Boca campus Social Science Building. Joshua Giron | Photo Editor

New Florida act allows protests throughout college campus grounds

March 27, 2018

Free speech will no longer be confined to small slices on campus known as “free speech zones.”

James Tracy claimed that FAU fired him because of controversial conspiracy theories he shared on his blog. Photo by Michelle Friswell

Former FAU professor James Tracy loses free speech case

December 11, 2017

The jury came to a verdict after three hours on Monday.

Illustration by Ivan Benavides.

Commentary: I doubt James Tracy will get his job back

December 10, 2017

What I learned covering the federal lawsuit the former professor brought against FAU.

James Tracy introduces himself in his first class of the semester following the media coverage of his blog posts about the Newtown shooting. Photo by Michelle Friswell

Interactive timeline: Tracking former professor James Tracy’s road to suing FAU

November 29, 2017

From his initial blog posts claiming the Sandy Hook shooting was carried out by the U.S. government to the start of his legal battle against FAU, we look at the conspiracy theorist’s history with the university.

University President John Kelly and Owlsley watch the FAU men’s basketball team play
against Old Dominion  on Jan. 28. Mohammed F Emran | Staff Photographer

The UP’s top stories of 2016

December 27, 2016

2016 is coming to an end, and for the students, faculty and staff of Florida Atlantic, that means taking a look back at how the year went before 2017 begins. To let you know where to start, we have put together a list of the top stories of 2016 sorted by the number of views each received.

James Tracy claimed that FAU fired him because of controversial conspiracy theories he shared on his blog. Photo by Michelle Friswell

James Tracy’s controversial blog shut down

November 30, 2016

A former communication professor who claims he was fired from Florida Atlantic for having his free speech rights violated has had his website silenced, for now.

James Tracy claimed that FAU fired him because of controversial conspiracy theories he shared on his blog. Photo by Michelle Friswell

James Tracy files lawsuit against Florida Atlantic University

April 26, 2016

After being relieved of his duties in December of last year, James Tracy has filed a civil rights lawsuit against Florida Atlantic University and the faculty union. The former communication professor filed the lawsuit under the U.S. Federal Court located in West Palm Beach. The suit states that the FAU violated its own longstanding principle on academic freedom and Tracy’s First Amendment rights to free speech.

James Tracy claimed that FAU fired him because of controversial conspiracy theories he shared on his blog. Photo by Michelle Friswell

Former professor James Tracy turns to crowdfunding for legal defense

March 11, 2016

Six months ago, James Tracy spoke to classrooms of students about communication theory and  conspiracies. Now, the former communication professor, who...

Photo by Michelle Friswell

FAU, are you informed?

January 12, 2016

he University Press has been busy over the winter break. Have you been following the news around campus, the nation and the wo...