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Keynote Address at the University of Saskatchewan Faculty Association Academic Freedom Event: Part 2

Rudy Fichtenbaum, President American Association of University Professors   While cases such as the ones I have been discussing receive lots of public attention, they pale in comparison a number of … Continue reading

October 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

What every student should know about the modern university

Guest blogger Michael Behrent is an associate professor of history at Appalachian State University and President of the ASU Chapter of the AAUP. This was first published as a letter-to-the-editor of The … Continue reading

October 3, 2014 · 1 Comment

Reflections on the Salaita Case: Contradiction, Overdetermination, Mobilization

By Michael Rothberg [An earlier and shorter version of these remarks was first presented at the forum “Academic Freedom and Political Dissent,” which was sponsored by Illinois Faculty for Academic Freedom … Continue reading

October 2, 2014 · 2 Comments

Salaita and Internet Freedom

By Jillian York, Director for International Freedom of Expression, Electronic Frontier Foundation Plenty has been written on the unceremonious “un-hiring” of Steven Salaita, a professor who gave up tenure at … Continue reading

September 30, 2014 · 3 Comments

Campus Cops vs. University Professors

This article by Western Michigan University AAUP chapter president Lisa Minnick was originally posted at her website, where you can also see photos of the event. By Lisa Minnick I have … Continue reading

September 21, 2014 · 3 Comments

Statement by Steven Salaita

Steven Salaita issued the following statement today in a press conference near the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. For more about his case, visit the Center for Constitutional Rights. My name … Continue reading

September 9, 2014

Untangling the Steven Salaita Case

By Marjorie Heins, founder of the Free Expression Policy Project and author of  Priests of Our Democracy: The Supreme Court, Academic Freedom, and the Anti-Communist Purge. By now, the controversy … Continue reading

September 7, 2014

Why You Should Not Miss That Expensive Conference

One Adjunct’s Reflection on the 11th International Conference of the Coalition of Contingent Academic Labor (COCAL) By Chris Cruz-Boone In a candid moment at the COCAL XI debriefing, organizers admitted … Continue reading

September 4, 2014 · 3 Comments

Letter from Katherine M. Franke to UIUC

Below is a Sept. 2 letter (read the full letter with footnotes here) from Katherine M. Franke, the Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law at Columbia University, to UIUC … Continue reading

September 3, 2014

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