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On Becoming the Enemy We Fight

A supplementary Report on the AAUP-Censured Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge appeared today. It deals with the dismissal of Teresa Buchanan: Buchanan, a specialist in early childhood education with an … Continue reading

September 2, 2015 · 2 Comments

Faculty Statement on Narendra Modi’s Upcoming Visit to Silicon Valley: A Preliminary Response to Some of Our Critics

September 1, 2015: When we released our letter on August 27, 2015 we had 125 signers. Despite the intimidation and harassment we have received at this blog site and elsewhere, … Continue reading

September 2, 2015 · 1 Comment

Evidence That We Have Not Completely Lost Our Sense of Irony

In the “Undernews” newsletter distributed daily by the Progressive Review, David Sims of the Cass Business School in London distributed the following abstract from an unidentified academic paper: “Our patience … Continue reading

September 2, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Accreditation Wars: Where are the Faculty?

Inside Higher Ed has since its creation some years ago earned a largely justified reputation as a site more hospitable to views outside of the educational establishment and, in particular, … Continue reading

September 1, 2015 · 1 Comment

Many HBCUs Are Struggling and Ten States Are Exacerbating the Problems by Failing to Meet Historic Commitments

A new report from the Association for Public and Land-Grant Universities is titled Land-Grant but Unequal. Focusing on the funding for the HBCUs covered under the Second Morrill Act of … Continue reading

September 1, 2015 · 1 Comment

We Need Walls, Just Not around New Classrooms or Other Spaces That People Actually Use

Sinking into insignificance in the presidential polling, Scott Walker has now suggested that building a wall along our border with Canada may be necessary to preserve our national security. Putting … Continue reading

September 1, 2015 · 1 Comment

This Is Where Great-Grandpa Helped to Build “The Bomb”

What follows is a news release from the U.S. Department of Energy. Given the controversy that has surrounded the Smithsonian Institute’s exhibit featuring the Enola Gay, this latest idea for … Continue reading

September 1, 2015 · 4 Comments

West Point Professor William Bradford Resigns

West Point Law Professor William C. Bradford has resigned. He had advocated on a non-individualised kill list the murder of professors, and presumably journalists who interviewed them, who did not echo his … Continue reading

September 1, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Coddled Kids Are All Right

The cover story of this month’s Atlantic magazine features Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt’s essay on “The Coddling of the American Mind.” Their thesis is simple: “A movement is arising, … Continue reading

September 1, 2015 · 5 Comments

So You Want to Be a Tenured Ally

You’re tenured or on the tenure-track, and you would like to help out your non-tenure-track colleagues, but you’re not sure how.

August 31, 2015 · 6 Comments
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