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Author Archives: John K. Wilson

The Pursuit of Truth, a New Chicago Coalition

The following is a message from Diana Vallera, president of P-Fac, the Part-Time Faculty union at Columbia College Chicago, and a member of the Illinois AAUP State Council: You are … Continue reading

July 8, 2014 · 2 Comments

How Not to Fire a Higher Ed CEO

One of the most frustrating things about higher education (and the business world, too) is how failed CEOs get golden parachutes. At my institution, Illinois State University, everybody is still … Continue reading

June 23, 2014 · 1 Comment

Religious Freedom and Discriminatory Student Groups

John Leo at Minding the Campus discusses the issue of discriminatory policies by registered student organizations and claims, “religious groups should have absolute freedom in the process of picking their … Continue reading

June 19, 2014 · 3 Comments

AAUP Censures Northeastern Illinois University

At this morning’s 100th meeting of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), the AAUP membership voted unanimously to censure Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) for denying tenure to John Boyle … Continue reading

June 14, 2014 · 2 Comments

Rep. Alan Grayson’s Attack on Civil Liberties

Rep. Alan Grayson is well known as a progressive advocate in Congress, and a strong supporter of civil liberties. That makes the bill he just proposed even more appalling. On May 30, … Continue reading

June 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Disinvitations on Campus

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) recently issued a new report on disinvitations, which claims that conservatives are almost three times as likely as those on the left … Continue reading

June 10, 2014 · 4 Comments

The Alleged Suicide of American Colleges

So many stupid things are written about higher education that it’s refreshing when one man’s idiocy on the topic rises to new heights. I bring you Rick Karlgaard in Forbes: … Continue reading

June 5, 2014 · 1 Comment

University of Oregon’s Academic Freedom Policy Approved

University of Oregon President Michael Gottfredson has signed a new policy protecting academic freedom, which is being called one of the best policies in the country for defending academic freedom. The … Continue reading

May 29, 2014 · 2 Comments

Amherst’s Attack on Fraternities Is an Attack on Student Rights

Amherst College, which banned fraternities and sororities in 1984, has now taken this an alarming step further: starting July 1, any students participating in an unofficial fraternity or sorority will … Continue reading

May 11, 2014 · Leave a comment
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