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Monthly Archives: April, 2012

The Liberty Way of Censorship

It used to be that a Republican presidential candidate speaking at Liberty University was controversial because of the institution’s repressive, far-right-wing politics. Now, the controversy goes the other way. Mitt … Continue reading

April 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

Troubling Developments at Appalachian State

The following is a guest post by Michael DeCesare, an associate professor and chair of the Department of Sociology and Criminology at Merrimack College. “Tenured Professor Is Placed on Leave … Continue reading

April 23, 2012 · 6 Comments

Distorting the AAUP’s History

On the blog of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA), its longtime president Anne Neal writes about the election of Rudy Fichtenbaum as the new president of the … Continue reading

April 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Is Academic Freedom for Sale in Michigan?

Before departing for their two week break, Michigan’s House Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education issued a group of policy recommendations tied to new funding. One recommendation in particular, tries to … Continue reading

April 16, 2012 · 2 Comments

The Truth about Tenure

The AAUP today released an important new report on the violation of faculty rights at two Louisiana public universities, Northwestern State University and Southeastern Louisiana University (pdf of full report). … Continue reading

April 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

What Tenure Means to Me

By annetteboardman (annetteboardman is a pseudonym of a college professor who teaches at a university in Missouri). This essay originally appeared on DailyKos. It doesn’t mean that I don’t want … Continue reading

April 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Student Veterans of America Rebukes 40 For-Profit Chapters

Student Veterans of America (SVA) is a national organization dedicated to helping veterans “succeed in higher education and following graduation.” The SVA has a strong emphasis on student leadership and … Continue reading

April 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

Chicago State: The Worst Speech Code, Ever

UPDATE: Yesterday, Chicago State reversed course and eliminated this policy. On March 22, Chicago State University’s Office of Marketing & Communication announced a new Communications and Media Relations Policy that … Continue reading

April 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

CFHE Released First Report, Examines Community College Access

The Center for the Future of Higher Education—the “virtual think tank” of the Campaign for the Future of Higher Education—has released its first report, Closing the Door, Increasing the Gap: … Continue reading

April 3, 2012 · 3 Comments

A Crisis of Censorship: A Response to the National Association of Scholars

The National Association of Scholars (NAS) has issued a new report about California universities based upon false evidence, distorted anecdotes, random online postings, and a series of terrible arguments that … Continue reading

April 3, 2012 · 3 Comments



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