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AAUP: The First One Hundred Years

January-February 2015 Volume 101, Issue 1 FEATURES The AAUP in the Courts By Robert M. O’Neil Investigative Procedures in Academic Freedom and Tenure Cases By Debra Nails Ten Decades of … Continue reading

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Truth and Media

On June 24, 1968 (I know the date thanks to Wikipedia), I walked from the Capitol in Washington, DC to the Southern Christian Leadership Council (SCLC) headquarters at 14th and … Continue reading

March 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Why Transfer Agreements Don’t Work in Higher Education

There is something to be said for how the selection process works in American higher education. Within a decentralized system offering both public and private opportunities, there are various levels … Continue reading

March 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Political Attack on a North Carolina Center

The Center for Poverty, Work, and Opportunity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s law school has been eliminated by the Board of Governors. As the AAUP noted … Continue reading

March 1, 2015 · 1 Comment

In Delaware, Dramatically Different Conceptions of the Current State and the Future Prospects of Higher Education

Earlier this month, Dr. Patrick T. Harker, President of the University of Delaware, wrote an op-ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer expressing his views of the American university and the faculty … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

Thoughts for my fellow tenured and tenure track faculty on National Adjunct Walkout Day

Tenured and tenure track faculty share a (broken) system with adjuncts. We are all connected in this system of higher education. It’s time we believe it and start acting that … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · 8 Comments

Can Television Personalities—Media Personas–Even Have Personal Histories?

When 24/7 cable news channels were introduced, it seemed as if the great promise of television as a tool to educate the citizenry was about to be realized. Some optimistic … Continue reading

February 24, 2015 · 2 Comments

Are We All a Little Bit Bill O’Reilly?

In November of 1990, I was in Togo’s capital city, Lomé, finishing up the paperwork for the close of my Peace Corps service. A friend and I, as we usually … Continue reading

February 24, 2015 · 3 Comments

AAUP Statement on the Proposed Closure of the University of North Carolina Law School Poverty Center

The following statement was issued today, February 24,  by the American Association of University Professors.  A media release may be found here.  This statement from the national office of the … Continue reading

February 24, 2015 · 1 Comment

In Praise of Scott Walker—An Annotated Response to a Wall Street Journal News Story

Colleges are usually at the forefront of radical politics [The word “radical” suggests extreme and abrupt change driven by ideological rather than practical concerns. These days there is much more … Continue reading

February 24, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Numbers Support Patricia Arquette, Not Her Critics (And They Indicate a Truth about “Right to Work” as Well)

Patricia Arquette is being slammed from both the Left and the Right for her comments during and after her acceptance speech for the Academy Award for Best Actress in a … Continue reading

February 23, 2015 · 1 Comment
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