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Monthly Archives: January, 2012

Joint Statement Against Censorship in Arizona

The AAUP is one of the signers of this joint statement about the Tucson school district: JOINT STATEMENT IN OPPOSITION TO BOOK CENSORSHIP IN THE TUCSON UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

January 30, 2012 · 2 Comments

A Troubling Ruling in Ward v. Polite

Sometimes a court reaches the right decision for all of the wrong reasons. That seems to be the case in Friday’s unanimous ruling in Ward v. Polite by a three-judge … Continue reading

January 28, 2012 · 14 Comments

Senator Durbin Proposes a Fix to the 90/10 Rule

This week, Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) introduced a bill to cut back on for-profit exploitation of veterans. I wrote about this problem a few months ago, and it’s great to … Continue reading

January 27, 2012 · 2 Comments

Run Your Campus Like A Business

By John Hinshaw Professors are often told that higher education should be run more like a business. You might think that I, as the President of the Pennsylvania AAUP, would … Continue reading

January 26, 2012 · 1 Comment

Book Banning in Arizona

Richard Delgado is University Professor of Law at Seattle University, where he teaches and writes in the areas of race and civil rights. Jean Stefancic is Research Professor of Law … Continue reading

January 24, 2012 · 7 Comments

Interview with Harry Keyishian

January 23, 2012 marks the 45th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Keyishian v. Board of Regents, perhaps the most important case defending academic freedom in the history of … Continue reading

January 23, 2012 · 3 Comments

The Keyishian Ruling, 45 Years Later

Marjorie Heins heads the Free Expression Policy Project ( and is the author of Not in Front of the Children: “Indecency,” Censorship, and the Innocence of Youth. In the 1990s … Continue reading

January 23, 2012 · 3 Comments

Mitt Romney and Full Sail University

The issue of for-profit colleges is a hot political debate, but until now, for-profits haven’t been mentioned in the presidential election (though they were a major issue in last year’s … Continue reading

January 20, 2012 · 6 Comments

DREAM Act opponents #vocal yet #ineffective

For over a decade, undocumented students, despite being proper graduates of California’s high schools, have had to fight for equal access to the state’s colleges and universities. Before 2001, California’s … Continue reading

January 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Does Academia Hate Conservatives?

Conservatives often portray academia as a place teeming with the influence of liberalism. The all-powerful liberal professors, so the stereotype goes, indoctrinate students with Marxism and political correctness, while muscling … Continue reading

January 17, 2012 · 1 Comment



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