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“Reclaiming the Narrative”

November-December 2014 Volume 100, Issue 6 FEATURES One Faculty, Organizing for a Stronger Voice By Jamie Owen Daniel How Many Ways Must We Say It? By Joel Thomas Tierno Resisting … Continue reading

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America Re-Imagined, in Retrospect: Fifty Notable American Novels about the “West”: 24-26.

  Huffaker, Clair.  Nobody Loves a Drunken Indian.  New York: McKay, 1967. When Nobody Loves a Drunken Indian was published in 1967, Huffaker had already established himself as a novelist … Continue reading

November 23, 2014 · 1 Comment

People Are Getting Rich on Charter Schools, but K-12 Education Is Not Being Enriched

The following is a news release from We Are Ohio, the progressive coalition originally established to oppose Senate Bill 5. This coalition has remained in place because the attacks on … Continue reading

November 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

CFP: Neoliberalism and Public Higher Education

In order to promote critical reflection and public discussions on the impact of neoliberalism on higher education the Julian Samora Research Institute at Michigan State University is hosting a national … Continue reading

November 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

Ebola Is Just the New Chandra Levy

Three weeks ago, Ebola was an all-consuming crisis that obsessed politicians and the media. But now, it’s just an old issue and old news. People are still dying in droves … Continue reading

November 21, 2014 · 4 Comments

On the Job: Stanley Fish on Academic Freedom

‘Academic freedom is in the eye of the beholder.’  That, I think, will be the most common takeaway by readers of Stanley Fish’s new book Versions of Academic Freedom: From … Continue reading

November 21, 2014 · 2 Comments

Votes of No Confidence in Minnesota

At this past June’s annual meeting, a chapter leader suggested that AAUP ought to start tracking votes of no confidence—even if not as formally as it tracks its own investigations … Continue reading

November 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

Commercial Intrusion into Academic Space

In their recent November-December Academe article, Jonathan Alan King, Ruth Perry, and Frederick P. Salvucci look into MIT’s decision to build commercial buildings on campus land and make the argument that institutions … Continue reading

November 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

Changes at the Top at the University of Illinois: Will it Affect Salaita Case?

President Robert Easter of the University of Illinois who participated in and approved of the egregious dismissal and summary suspension of Dr. Steven Salaita at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign … Continue reading

November 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

How Many Ways Must We Say It?

This is a guest post by Joel Thomas Tierno, a contributor to the recent November-December issue of Academe. Tierno is a professor of philosophy at the College of Southern Nevada; … Continue reading

November 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Investing in the Search Process

 This is a guest post by Alan R. Shoho, a contributor to the recent November-December issue of Academe. Shoho is a professor of educational leadership and policy studies and associate … Continue reading

November 18, 2014 · Leave a comment
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