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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 · 39 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

Illinois AAUP Committee A Statement on Steven Salaita and UIUC

The following is a statement by the Illinois AAUP Committee A on the case of Steven Salaita at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: The Illinois Conference Committee A on … Continue reading

August 6, 2014 · 86 Comments

On Starting

Guest blogger Phyllis Wentworth is an Associate Professor in the department of Humanities and Social Sciences at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, MA. In a couple of weeks, my … Continue reading

August 6, 2014 · 1 Comment

Why you should sign a petition calling for the Department of Labor to investigate contingent faculty working conditions

Guest Blogger Seth Kahn is a faculty member (composition and rhetoric; critical pedagogy; qualitative research methods) at West Chester University of PA. He’s a peace activist and serves in several positions for … Continue reading

July 14, 2014 · 18 Comments

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 billayers.org) 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
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