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Monthly Archives: October, 2012

A New Blog on Liberty, and Upcoming Events

Erica Goldberg, a Visiting Assistant Professor at Penn State Law School, has started a new blog about liberty and legal issues. She and I engaged in a back-and-forth discussion in … Continue reading

October 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Shutdown of WZRD at NEIU

On June 29, 2012, the administration at Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) in Chicago shut down the student-run broadcast radio station, WZRD, and banned the student DJs from the airwaves. It … Continue reading

October 28, 2012 · 8 Comments

Limits and Freedom: One Important Dialogue

At the end of an article of his published yesterday in The New York Times, Greg Lukianoff of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) says: Students can’t learn how to … Continue reading

October 25, 2012 · 1 Comment

An Interview with Wayne Lanter

Wayne Lanter retired from Southwestern Illinois College and wrote a book about his 25 years of experience with union battles at one of the most important sites of faculty labor … Continue reading

October 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Kings of Hypocrisy: Dinesh D’Souza’s Downfall

It’s tempting to celebrate the news that Dinesh D’Souza has been forced to resign his position as president of King’s College in New York.

October 18, 2012 · 12 Comments

Taking College Out of the Teacher-Training Process

”I don’t think the higher education programs are going away, and that wouldn’t be my intention.” So says Shael Polakow-Suransky of New York City’s Department of Education. Nice, but Education Departments … Continue reading

October 18, 2012 · 1 Comment

Yet Another Big Danger in For-Profit Higher Education

In August, Aaron Barlow, the editor of Academe and the Academe Blog, posted a piece on the blog addressing the possibility that electronic technologies might have the same impact on … Continue reading

October 16, 2012 · 2 Comments

Supreme Court hears arguments in Fisher v. University of Texas

This is a guest post by Yen Tran, a legal fellow in the AAUP’s Washington office.  On Wednesday, I attended part of the US Supreme Court’s oral arguments in the … Continue reading

October 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

CUNY Pathways: Waiting for Leadership

Over the past three weeks, I’ve been thinking a great deal about CUNY Chancellor Matthew Goldstein’s message to the faculty about the Queensborough Community College uproar. That it doesn’t sit … Continue reading

October 14, 2012 · 3 Comments

Queensborough Community College Faculty Senate Resolutions

As promised: Subject: Resolutions adopted 10-9-12   ACADEMIC SENATE QUEENSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE, CUNY Resolutions adopted as College Policy October 9, 2012   I.          RESOLUTION IN AFFIRMATION OF QUEENSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE REMAINING A … Continue reading

October 10, 2012 · 1 Comment



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