This blog entry at Evolution News and Views, Academic Freedom Expelled from Baylor University, updates us on Baylor's policies with regard to Robert Marks. Some adjustments have been made by both sides. The most revealing one, in my view, is shown by this quote from the linked blog:
It should be noted here that Marks had received a grant from an outside organization that was administered through Baylor University to do this research. And that grant had been approved by the President of the University himself. Interestingly, the involvement of William Dembski caused Baylor to return the grant. Researchers familiar with the grant process will appreciate the significance of this. Recipient research centers seldom, almost never, return research grants for any reason. That fact that Baylor did so regarding a program of research related to intelligent design is quite telling about the University's appreciation of academic freedom. One wonders what sorts of grants Baylor has administered without complaint for other "controversial" research in the past.
Think about that. When Guillermo Gonzalez was denied tenure what was the most plausible argument put forth by anti-IDists? Remember how Gonzalez's alleged failure to secure grants was cited? It's about money right? Wrong. Sometimes those underlying personal views of the world, that people hold so near and dear, motivate them to take all sorts of anti-academic, anti-science and anti-intellectual actions that are otherwise anethema. Baylor, you are a case study.