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“Waiting” in the Neoliberal University: The Salaita Case and the Wages of an Academic Boycott

The following essay originally was published on the anthropology blog Savage Minds. By Martin F. Manalansan IV and Ellen Moodie* The crisis at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) … Continue reading

July 30, 2015 · 3 Comments

My Dream Date with Donald Trump

By Alice Dreger, reprinted from Last night I dreamed I had a date with Donald Trump. We were in the Trump International Hotel and Tower® in Chicago, in a ballroom … Continue reading

July 26, 2015 · 3 Comments

Wisconsin’s Neoliberal Arts

By Elena Levy-Navarro, University of Wisconsin at Whitewater I write this as the state house leaders announce they have reached an agreement over the Wisconsin budget. If it is agreed … Continue reading

July 1, 2015 · 3 Comments

What’s Wrong with Performance Based Funding?

This is a post by Rudy Fichtenbaum, President of the AAUP. _______________ The Chronicle of Higher Education just had an article about performance based funding in Florida. Performance based funding … Continue reading

June 19, 2015 · 2 Comments

Further Revelations from the Salaita FOIAs

By Andrew Scheinman Two weeks ago I wrote a short post for discussing the facts I’d learned by filing Freedom-of-Information-Act (FOIA) with the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) on … Continue reading

May 30, 2015 · 14 Comments

9/11 from the Perspective of an International Graduate Student

This is another guest post from Victoria Scott, an art historian. _________________________ I moved from Vancouver, Canada, via St. John’s, Newfoundland, to Binghamton, New York, population 47,376, to begin doctoral … Continue reading

May 25, 2015 · 6 Comments

Organizing Adjuncts and Wikipedia

This is a guest post by Victoria Scott, an art historian with considerable experience as an adjunct faculty member. _________________________ Dimidium facti qui coepit habet: sapere aude, incipe. (Half done, … Continue reading

May 25, 2015 · 2 Comments

Epistemic injustice in the academy: an analysis of the Saida Grundy witch-hunt

Guest blogger Arianne Shahvisi is an assistant professor of philosophy at the American University of Beirut, and has recently written commentary for the New Statesman, Jacobin, Open Democracy, and Truthout, centered … Continue reading

May 20, 2015 · 22 Comments

Why Salaita Was “Un-Hired”: The Missing Facts in the AAUP and CAFT Reports

By Andrew Scheinman A few weeks ago, the AAUP released its Report on the Steven Salaita affair at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), in which it concluded that UIUC … Continue reading

May 16, 2015 · 18 Comments

Stanley Fish’s Versions of Academic Freedom

Stanley Fish, Versions of Academic Freedom: From Professionalism to Revolution (University of Chicago, 2014) Reviewed by Steve Macek, North Central College Literary critic, law professor, one time New York Times … Continue reading

April 19, 2015 · 4 Comments

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