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Monthly Archives: February, 2012

Spying on Muslim Students

Candace de Russy responds to my post on profiling of Muslim student groups by calling me part of the “chorus of ostriches screeching” about the NYPD. De Russy claims, “it … Continue reading

February 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

CUA President John Garvey’s Misguided View of Religious Liberty

This essay by Peter N. Kirstein (a professor of history at St. Xavier University, Vice President of the Illinois Conference of the AAUP and is chair of the Illinois Conference … Continue reading

February 25, 2012 · 9 Comments

A Crusade for Censorship at Harvard

On March 3-4, students at Harvard are organizing a “One State Conference: Israel/Palestine and the One State Solution.” I don’t want to delve into the charges of bigotry that can … Continue reading

February 23, 2012 · 3 Comments

Monitoring Muslim Student Groups

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is outraged that Yale president Richard C. Levin dared to criticize the New York Police for monitoring Muslim student groups. Here is Levin’s statement on … Continue reading

February 22, 2012 · 1 Comment

Censorship at Northwestern, One Year Later

Today’s Daily Northwestern includes a guest column I wrote marking the one year anniversary of the sex toy controversy that led to the “Human Sexuality” class being banned by the … Continue reading

February 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Danger of Courts Deciding Faculty Hiring

In the case of Teresa Wagner v. Carolyn Jones, a conservative candidate for a law professor job alleges political discrimination at the University of Iowa. Peter Wood writes, “We have … Continue reading

February 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

Occupy Education

The following guest post is by Craig Vasey, professor of philosophy at the University of Mary Washington and a member of the AAUP’s national Council. Yesterday I wrote about how … Continue reading

February 16, 2012 · 1 Comment

Are You Working Inside a Bubble?

The following guest post is by Craig Vasey, professor of philosophy at the University of Mary Washington and a member of the AAUP’s national Council. Signs of a coming disaster … Continue reading

February 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

It’s Not Much Fun to Lose Your Name

The following guest post was authored by Cary Nelson, the president of the American Association of University Professors. Will the day come when a successful student tells a prospective employer … Continue reading

February 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Censorship Monologues

It’s Valentine’s Day, and time once again for right-wing Catholic groups to denounce academic freedom at Catholic colleges. But it’s also time for them to celebrate a victory in making … Continue reading

February 14, 2012 · 1 Comment
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