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America Re-Imagined, in Retrospect: Fifty Notable American Novels about the “West”: 12-14.

Doctorow, E. L.  Welcome to Hard Times.  New York: Simon and Schuster, 1960. After his discharge from the army, E. L. Doctorow found a job as a script reader at … Continue reading

October 12, 2014 · 1 Comment

Keynote Address at the University of Saskatchewan Faculty Association Academic Freedom Event: Part 1

Rudy Fichtenbaum, President American Association of University Professors   First I want to thank the University of Saskatchewan Faculty Association for inviting me to attend your Academic Freedom Event. I … Continue reading

October 4, 2014 · 5 Comments

Should Campus Police Be Using Students as Drug Informants?

Here are the opening paragraphs of an article that appeared in yesterday’s Boston Globe: “The University of Massachusetts Amherst announced Monday that it will review aspects of a campus police … Continue reading

October 4, 2014 · 1 Comment

Pearson Knows Where the Revenues Are in Undergraduate Education

In the mid-1990s, Pearson, which, to that point, had been a media conglomerate, set out to become the world’s largest publisher of textbooks. Within a decade, it bought up most … Continue reading

October 4, 2014 · 1 Comment

Trying to Reduce Higher-Ed Costs without Addressing Administrative Bloat Is Only Making Things Worse

John T. McNay, a professor of history at UC-Blue Ash, is president of the Ohio Conference of the American Association of University Professors. The following op-ed appeared in the Cincinnati … Continue reading

October 4, 2014 · 1 Comment

America Re-Imagined, in Retrospect: Fifty Notable American Novels about the “West”: 9-11.

  Clark, Walter van Tilburg.  The Track of the Cat.  New York: Random House, 1949. Walter van Tilburg Clark had one of the more puzzling careers in recent American letters.  … Continue reading

October 4, 2014 · 2 Comments

Shamelessness, Not Moxie

Jon Husted, who has done more than any secretary of state outside of Florida and North Carolina to restrict voting opportunities, is running ads touting his efforts to insure that … Continue reading

October 4, 2014 · 2 Comments

Please Steal This Idea. (I Did.)

Hank Reichman, the First Vice-President of AAUP and a frequent contributor to this blog, is marking his retirement by teaching a seminar on the history of academic freedom in the … Continue reading

September 28, 2014 · 5 Comments

Is Your University Doing This?

I was initially going to add this brief post as a comment on Ulf Kirchdorfer’s new post “Papa John’s Pizza Plot: Heimlich Maneuver Needed for Schools, Parents, and Students,” but … Continue reading

September 28, 2014 · 2 Comments
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