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Category Archives: academic freedom

Salaita and Internet Freedom

By Jillian York, Director for International Freedom of Expression, Electronic Frontier Foundation Plenty has been written on the unceremonious “un-hiring” of Steven Salaita, a professor who gave up tenure at … Continue reading

September 30, 2014 · 1 Comment

Nude Adult Models, William Bennett, Common Core, Rotten Teachers, Apples, Robert Frost

I had originally begun politely with a news hook quoting William J. Bennett on the common core, and will return to it, but as things are in our society, I … Continue reading

September 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Salaita Case: University of Illinois Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Senate Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure is apparently investigating the Steven Salaita case. What will be achieved is unclear since the Board of Trustees … Continue reading

September 29, 2014 · 4 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

Banned Books Quiz

A few days ago I posted a brief piece, “Which Banned Book Are You?“, that linked to a quiz posted by librarians at Columbus State Community College to promote the … Continue reading

September 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Believing in Wizards

There are certain debates in a representative democracy that are eternal for a reason–and that reason often lies the nature of humanity and human vanity. One of these debates, in the United … Continue reading

September 23, 2014 · 2 Comments

Salaita Academic Freedom Speaking Tour Heading To Chicago!

UPDATED ITINERARY SEPTEMBER 24, 2014: Professor Steven Salaita, who had been appointed as an associate professor of American Indian Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is planning a five-day speaking tour … Continue reading

September 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Chris Kennedy: “We Did the Right Thing”

Christopher Kennedy, chair of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees has never responded to my request for him to debate me when I speak on Monday in Urbana (Sept. … Continue reading

September 20, 2014 · 1 Comment

Rotten Teacher’s Apple: The Common Core

In a recent opinion piece by William J. Bennett in the Wall Street Journal, “The Conservative Case for a Common Core,” with an unfortunate double-entendre title that misfires, one statement makes … Continue reading

September 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Returning to the Scene of the “Crime”: Northeastern Illinois University

The American Association of University Professors censured Northeastern Illinois University at its annual meeting this past June. The annual meeting launched the centennial celebration of the Association’s founding. The censure … Continue reading

September 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

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