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Monthly Archives: March, 2012

For-Profits on Stage

The debate over for-profit colleges could be coming to a theater near you. Aaron Calafato, an actor who also spent time working for a for-profit college in Ohio, wrote and … Continue reading

March 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Academic Freedom Crisis of the Twenty-First Century

The following guest post is by Jonathan Rees, a professor of history at Colorado State University-Pueblo and vice president of the Colorado AAUP conference. It is cross-posted at his blog, More … Continue reading

March 26, 2012 · 2 Comments

The Overpaid President Becomes an Overpaid Professor

The happy news this week that University of Illinois President Michael Hogan will resign was followed by two disturbing pieces of information. First, a state appeals court ruling that adjunct … Continue reading

March 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

Shooting Itself in the Foot: East-West University’s Anti-Union Campaign

By Tom Suhrbur For the past 18 months, East-West University (EWU) in Chicago has fought a vigorous campaign against the efforts of its part-time faculty to organize a union. In … Continue reading

March 21, 2012 · 3 Comments

A Victory for the Student Press

Last week, an Illinois court ruled (pdf) for the first time enforcing Illinois’ law protecting college newspapers (a law passed in the wake of a 7th Circuit ruling against freedom … Continue reading

March 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Michigan’s Attack on Graduate Student Rights

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed a new law banning unionization by graduate student research assistants at public colleges. It’s appalling that students are denied their fundamental right to form … Continue reading

March 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

Saving Rutgers-Camden

The following guest post is by Jean-Louis Hippolyte, an Associate Professor of French and Director of the European Studies program at Rutgers University-Camden. “Freedom is not the right to do … Continue reading

March 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Limbaugh’s Insults and Real Religious Liberty

Rush Limbaugh’s insults against Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke have sparked a national controversy. Today (Wednesday), I’ll be discussing Limbaugh (and my book about him) on Al Sharpton’s MSNBC show … Continue reading

March 7, 2012 · 1 Comment

Exploiting Intellectual Capital

Here’s an actual job posting at the University of Chicago, Executive Director, Intellectual Capital: Chicago Booth seeks to better exploit the wealth of intellectual capital created by its faculty. The … Continue reading

March 1, 2012 · 2 Comments



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