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Category Archives: academic freedom

Cornel West Cancels Thulin Lecture in Protest of Salaita Firing

The Center for Constitutional Rights is reporting that Cornel West is boycotting, in solidarity protest, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign over the firing of tenured Associate Professor Steven Salaita for extramural utterances on … Continue reading

March 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

A Political Attack on a North Carolina Center

The Center for Poverty, Work, and Opportunity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s law school has been eliminated by the Board of Governors. As the AAUP noted … Continue reading

March 1, 2015 · 1 Comment

AAUP Statement on the Proposed Closure of the University of North Carolina Law School Poverty Center

The following statement was issued today, February 24,  by the American Association of University Professors.  A media release may be found here.  This statement from the national office of the … Continue reading

February 24, 2015 · 1 Comment

In Praise of Scott Walker—An Annotated Response to a Wall Street Journal News Story

Colleges are usually at the forefront of radical politics [The word “radical” suggests extreme and abrupt change driven by ideological rather than practical concerns. These days there is much more … Continue reading

February 24, 2015 · 1 Comment

North Carolina Law Faculty Support Academic Freedom

A few days ago, a University of North Carolina Board of Governors’ working group recommended shutting down three centers on university campuses, including Chapel Hill’s Center on Poverty, Work and … Continue reading

February 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Legislating History, Legislating Science, Legislating Reality

Much of what is coming from the Far Right these days could come straight out of George Orwell or Jonathan Swift. An Oklahoma legislative committee has just voted to forward … Continue reading

February 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

Theme for English 401

The uproar about Lee Bebout’s course, English 401, “U.S. Race Theory & the Problem of Whiteness” at Arizona State University, provides the rationale for that course and, I hope, many more like … Continue reading

February 20, 2015 · 3 Comments

Why a White Guy Doesn’t Want to Belong to a “White” Group

This post is an addendum to Aaron Barlow’s post on the attacks on Prof. Bebout’s course on “Whiteness,” a post which you should probably read before reading the rest of … Continue reading

February 18, 2015 · 1 Comment

Studying “Whiteness” Threatens Whites?

Lee Bebout, an Assistant Professor at Arizona State University, is teaching a Topics in Critical Theory course this semester. From what I can tell, it’s one of those courses passed … Continue reading

February 18, 2015 · 2 Comments

John McAdams Criticizes Marquette University Climate Survey: A Critique

Professor John McAdams on his blog this week harshly criticizes the Marquette University Climate Survey on sexual identity at the Jesuit institution in Milwaukee. He has every right to articulate his views on this matter, … Continue reading

February 18, 2015 · 2 Comments
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