More than 80 professors in Kansas are asking the Board of Regents to suspend a new social media policy.
The University of Kansas and Kansas State University professors signed a letter to the regents, expressing "continued concern" about the policy. They say the policy prevents faculty and staff at the state's universities from exercising their freedom of speech.
The regents passed the policy in December and are now reviewing it.
The professors want the policy suspended while that review proceeds.
A former University of Kansas lab director says he was fired for reporting improper uses of grant funds.
David S. Moore's lawsuit alleges that he was fired last month as retaliation for "expressing good faith concerns" about the financial management and accountability for KU's Microscopy Analysis and Imaging Laboratory in Lawrence.
Moore alleges the university inappropriately charged administration, overhead and related expenses to the lab that did not comply with federal rules for spending grant money.