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Author Archives: Guest Blogger

Open Letter to Professional Staff Congress (CUNY) President Barbara Bowen

Sean Kennedy is a doctoral student at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. The PSC is in the midst of negotiating a new contract with CUNY. … Continue reading

July 6, 2014 · 9 Comments

“Trigger Warnings” on Campus

By Bill Ayers (reposted from The call for “trigger warnings”—a recent censorious trend gaining traction on American college campuses—is designed to alert students of any potentially troubling, unsettling, or … Continue reading

May 29, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Killing of a School is Never Pleasant

Guest poster Michael McDevitt is professor in journalism and mass communication at the University of Colorado Boulder. He conducts research in political communication and is working on a book, Where Ideas … Continue reading

May 23, 2014 · 1 Comment

Veterans in the Classroom

Guest blogger Alisa Roost is assistant professor of the humanities at Hostos Community College in the South Bronx. Her e-mail address is Here, Roost writes about “Supporting Veterans in … Continue reading

May 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

An Appeal to Conservative Scholars, and Its Outcome

By Donald Lazere I sent out the following “Appeal” last February. I received no response from ACTA and a form rejection from the Center for the American University. NAS posted … Continue reading

May 14, 2014 · 3 Comments


Guest blogger Ulf Kirchdorfer teaches English at Darton State College in Albany, GA. He says that “in wake of recent seriousness and silliness, I wrote the piece in part to come to terms … Continue reading

May 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Your Meeting Is in a Boycotted Hotel. Now What?

The following guest post is by Diane Morrison, a professor at the University of Washington School of Social Work. Reach her at It originally appeared on Labor Notes and is … Continue reading

May 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Fearing Libel, Cambridge University Press Rejects a Book

Cambridge University Press has decided not to publish a book about corruption in Russia by Karen Dawisha out of fears that British libel law would leave it vulnerable to litigation. … Continue reading

April 7, 2014 · 2 Comments

Cops and Robbers at the University of Southern Maine

This guest post was written by Michael DeCesare, Chair of the Department of Sociology at Merrimack College and President of the AAUP Chapter there. At a special meeting of the … Continue reading

March 31, 2014 · 7 Comments

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