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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

COCAL–A Tri-National Contingent Workforce Self-Organizes to Abolish Contingency

By Joe Berry and Helena Worthen Over 200 people attended the eleventh conference of COCAL (Coalition of Contingent Academic Labor) which took place August 4-6 at John Jay College of … Continue reading

August 29, 2014 · 5 Comments

Bill Ayers: The University of Illinois Attacks Free Speech

By Bill Ayers In mid-August the University of Illinois withdrew its appointment of Steven Salaita, formerly an English professor at Virginia Tech, as a tenured associate professorship at UIUC. Having … Continue reading

August 26, 2014 · 2 Comments

Antisemitism and Salaita

The following letter by Michael Rothberg originally appeared on his website. Rothberg is the Head of the Department of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Director of the … Continue reading

August 20, 2014 · 48 Comments

A Response to “Shared Governance and the Salaita Case”

By Nicholas Burbules, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign I want to thank Mr. Wilson for sending us his posting on “Shared Governance and the Salaita Case” and inviting us to … Continue reading

August 19, 2014 · 8 Comments

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