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Monthly Archives: June, 2012

Students Pepper-Sprayed for Wanting to Attend a Community College

This is a guest post by Lenore Beaky, a member of the AAUP Committee on Community Colleges. “Santa Monica College—The Shape of Things to Come, or The Future That’s Already Arrived?” What … Continue reading

June 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

One Year Later, “Gainful Employment” Still Looks Too Weak

About a year ago, the Department of Education released its highly-anticipated “Gainful Employment” rules, which were meant to solve the problem of students spending a lot of money on job-preparedness … Continue reading

June 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

University of Virginia Reinstates President Sullivan

The University of Virginia board of visitors has voted unanimously to reinstate President Teresa Sullivan following the unprecedented response of students, faculty, and organizations such as the AAUP.

June 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

AAUP Launches Investigation of the University of Virginia

The AAUP has authorized a governance investigation into the situation at the University of Virginia, where the board of visitors demanded the resignation of president Teresa Sullivan. (The AAUP currently … Continue reading

June 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

News from the 2012 AAUP Annual Meeting

The 2012 AAUP Annual Meeting and conference on higher education occurred this past week, and it was another interesting event. The AAUP censured 3 Louisiana Universities: Louisiana State University at … Continue reading

June 18, 2012 · 1 Comment

The Hypocritical Accusation of Hypocrisy by Accuracy in Academia

Malcolm Kline of Accuracy in Academia (whom I will be debating on Thursday in Washington DC at the Heritage Foundation), has a blog entry today responding to Academe Blog’s coverage … Continue reading

June 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Higher Education Events This Summer

How Biased Are the Campuses? A Debate in DC How biased are the campuses? A debate between John K. Wilson & Mal Kline, Executive Director, Accuracy in Academia (AIA) Thursday, … Continue reading

June 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

A New Look at the Ward Churchill Case

This is a guest post by Don Eron, one of the authors of the just-published “Report on the Termination of Ward Churchill.“ The new AAUP Journal of Academic Freedom contains … Continue reading

June 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

An Interview with Norman Finkelstein

John K. Wilson of Academe Blog interviewed Norman Finkelstein via email about his thoughts on the 5th anniversary of being denied tenure by DePaul University. Academe Blog: Have you been … Continue reading

June 8, 2012 · 5 Comments

The Significance of Norman Finkelstein

By Matthew Abraham The facts on the Finkelstein case at DePaul have been covered in some detail elsewhere, so I will not review here what is already quite well known. … Continue reading

June 8, 2012 · 1 Comment



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