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Ohio Legislation Permitting “Campus-Carry” Passes House. Now What?

Thank you to our members who took the time to send a message to their State Representative opposing House Bill 48. We had nearly 1,000 e-mails sent through our Action … Continue reading

November 24, 2015 · 1 Comment

Looking Back to 1915

I was doing some online research and happened to follow a link to the Wikipedia entry for the major events of 1915. What follows is a selectively edited version of … Continue reading

November 24, 2015 · 3 Comments

But Will My Robot Students Have Names? And How Will I Remember Those Names unless They Have Faces to Go with Those Names?

Here is a succinct summary from University World News of an article by Cara McGoogan that has been published by Wired: “Researchers in Japan are one step closer to their … Continue reading

November 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Hunting Ground to Be Broadcast Tonight at 8:00 ET on CNN

The website of this CNN documentary report is available at: The website includes a trailer, as well as a number of informational sources.      

November 22, 2015 · 1 Comment

Opportunities for Advocacy of the Humanities and of Funding for the Humanities

This post does not represent an AAUP endorsement of the events being sponsored by the National Humanities Alliance. I myself am not even a member of this organization. But in … Continue reading

November 22, 2015 · 1 Comment

Notoriety as a Rationale for Demonization

This past week, Danny Ledonne’s documentary Playing Columbine was scheduled to be shown and discussed in a public forum at Adams State University, from which he has very publicly been … Continue reading

November 22, 2015 · 2 Comments

A Terrible Addendum to Thursday’s Post on Why Guns on Campus Are a Bad Idea

The Washington Post has just reported the following: “Jacob Marberger, the student at Washington College in Maryland whose disappearance prompted a suspension of classes, has been found dead in Pennsylvania, … Continue reading

November 21, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Great Divide: Political Rhetoric and Political Reality

In an article for Vox, Ezra Klein challenges the Republican talking point that “America is doing terribly.” Klein points out that although the GOP presidential hopefuls may be now attracting … Continue reading

November 21, 2015 · 1 Comment

AAUP Leadership in Midst of CUNY Activism

On October 20, The Excelsior, the student news site at Brooklyn College published an article titled “Brooklyn College PSC Continues to Press CUNY and the State.” At the top of the … Continue reading

November 21, 2015 · 5 Comments

“It’s the End of the University as We Know It”

The following piece was published originally on the website of the AAUP chapter at the University of Akron. Although it addresses issues at their institution, none of those issues are … Continue reading

November 20, 2015 · 1 Comment



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