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Category Archives: academic freedom

The Troubling Case of Professor Stephen Cohen and the American Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies

Recently considerable attention has been paid on this blog and elsewhere to potential threats to academic freedom posed by the undue influence of outside donors on scholarship.  One thinks immediately, … Continue reading

January 30, 2015 · 6 Comments

University of Illinois Responds to Salaita Lawsuit

In response to Steven Salaita’s lawsuit yesterday, the University of Illinois administration issued a statement (copied in full below). Many claims in the U of I statement are incorrect, and … Continue reading

January 30, 2015 · 6 Comments

Salaita Legal Team Stands Tall as They Fight for Justice in US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

I would like to add a few items to John Wilson’s fine summary of the law suit filed in US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on behalf of … Continue reading

January 29, 2015 · 3 Comments

Steven Salaita Files Lawsuit Against the University of Illinois for Dismissal

Steven Salaita filed a lawsuit today in a federal district court against the University of Illinois trustees and top administrators, seeking reinstatement and damages because of his dismissal. The lawsuit makes … Continue reading

January 29, 2015 · 5 Comments

New Development in Salaita Case is at Hand

The Center for Constitutional Rights has been providing legal counsel to Professor Steven Salaita who returned a signed contract to teach in the American Indian Studies Program at the University of Illinois … Continue reading

January 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Postscript to My Post on the McAdams Case

John Wilson’s post containing the letter from the national AAUP to the Marquette administration somewhat clarifies several of the issues with McAdams—that is, clarifies the issues without presuming to resolve … Continue reading

January 27, 2015 · 4 Comments

AAUP Letter to Marquette on John McAdams

Last week, AcademeBlog posted a letter from Daniel Maguire about the John McAdams suspension by Marquette University, and an essay by Martin Kich about it. The following letter from Gregory … Continue reading

January 26, 2015 · 3 Comments

Chancellor Wise on Possible AAUP Censure and Donor Influence in Salaita Firing and Dismissal

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Chancellor Phyllis M. Wise fired Steven Salaita for extramural utterances on Twitter. She gave an interview for the influential The News-Gazette: no other paper has pipelines to the university … Continue reading

January 26, 2015 · 5 Comments

Abolish the Military Academies: Give Peace a Chance

The hawkish Washington Post has actually published an op-ed advocating the abolition of the military academies. Having been involved in a career struggle a few years back with the Air Force Academy, or more … Continue reading

January 25, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Salaita Case and the Case for Faculty Unionization

In early August, I came across an op-ed on the Salaita case on the Huffington Post Politics blog, and now that just about everything else has been said about that … Continue reading

January 25, 2015 · 16 Comments

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