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Red Soybeans

By Andrew Scheinman The fallout at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) continues unabated: the Chancellor and Provost have both “stepped down,” and Steven Salaita’s legal team’s added destruction of … Continue reading

August 27, 2015 · 3 Comments

Faculty Statement on Narendra Modi Visit to Silicon Valley

As faculty who engage South Asia in our research and teaching, we write to express our concerns about the uncritical fanfare being generated over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to … Continue reading

August 27, 2015 · 192 Comments

Alice Dreger’s Letter of Resignation at Northwestern

Last month, AcademeBlog reported on the controversy involving Northwestern professor Alice Dreger and reprinted Dreger’s own blog about censorship of sexual content at Northwestern. Yesterday, Dreger resigned from Northwestern in protest. … Continue reading

August 25, 2015 · 34 Comments

41 Executive Officers at UIUC Call for the Reinstatement of Steven Salaita

August 23, 2015 Dear President Killeen and Acting Chancellor Wilson, We the forty-one undersigned Executive Officers and campus leaders from departments and academic units across the University of Illinois at … Continue reading

August 23, 2015 · 15 Comments

Trigger Warnings Triggering Memories of Teaching From Long Ago

Guest blogger Steve Krause published this on August 18, 2015 on his blog A different kind of Trigger… There are two articles making the rounds about trigger warnings of … Continue reading

August 18, 2015 · 6 Comments


This is a re-post of an article by Chris Newfield dated August 17, 2015. It originally appeared on Remaking the University: The Democratic candidates public college plans are more interesting than … Continue reading

August 18, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Unreleased Emails at the University of Illinois

By Andrew Scheinman I only this morning came across the gloss UIUC has put on its “supplemental” emails release in the Salaita Affair, the College of Medicine (COM), and the … Continue reading

August 14, 2015 · 6 Comments

“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 · 4 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 · 4 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

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