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Monthly Archives: May, 2012

A Forum for Race Dialogue in American Higher Education

The following is a guest post by Dr. James Pappas. Dr. Pappas serves as Vice President for University Outreach, Dean of the College of Liberal Studies, and Professor at the … Continue reading

May 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

“Chronic Illness And the Academic Career”

More than half of all Americans have experienced some form of chronic illness. In a new article for Academe, Stephanie A. Goodwin and Susanne Morgan look at how chronic illnesses … Continue reading

May 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

“Curriculum for Sale”

North Carolina multimillionaire Arthur Pope has been using his wealth to influence the state’s politics and policy for years. In the May-June issue of Academe, Hassan Melehy, a professor at … Continue reading

May 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

“Fine Print, Restrictive Grants, and Academic Freedom”

As we all know, universities around the country are in financial trouble. Many states have been cutting funding to their public universities, forcing the schools to do more with less. … Continue reading

May 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

“When Billionaires Become Educational Experts”

How much influence should wealthy donors be able to buy? Kevin Kumashiro looks at the question is “When Billionaires Become Educational Experts,” in the May-June issue of Academe. Kumashiro examines … Continue reading

May 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

“The Price of Philanthropy” – May-June 2012 Issue of Academe

When does philanthropy cross the line? That’s the question we are looking at in the newest issue of Academe, now posted online. Over the next few days, I’ll be highlighting a few … Continue reading

May 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Why Idaho State’s Administration Fired Me

By Leonard Hitchcock, Professor Emeritus, Idaho State University Idaho State University (ISU) is currently under sanction by the AAUP. Details of its case are available online, in one of the … Continue reading

May 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Interview with Rudy Fichtenbaum

Rudy Fichtenbaum, a professor at Wright State University, was elected the next president of the AAUP last month. John K. Wilson interviewed Fichtenbaum via email about his goals for the … Continue reading

May 11, 2012 · 1 Comment

Tennessee Legislators Attack Religious Freedom and University Autonomy

In an example of terrible legislation, the Tennessee House and Senate this week approved a new law (if it’s signed by the governor) compelling public universities (and the private Vanderbilt … Continue reading

May 2, 2012 · Leave a comment



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