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Category Archives: academic freedom

My Visit with the Illinois Conference

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of joining the leadership and some members of the Illinois Conference at their annual meeting in Chicago. I had previously met several of … Continue reading

April 29, 2015 · 5 Comments

George Mason University and the Perpetual Problem of Speech Codes

George Mason University (GMU) has gotten a lot of attention this week, with FIRE declaring that GMU “has eliminated all of its speech codes, earning the highest, ‘green light’ rating … Continue reading

April 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

2015 Jefferson Muzzle Awards

Since 1992 the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression at the University of Virginia has celebrated the birth and ideals of its namesake by calling attention each … Continue reading

April 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

N.L.R.B. Rules Worker Wrongly Fired for Uncivil, Expletive-Filled Speech

The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that a worker using profanity on Facebook that criticised an employer cannot be used to fire the worker. The N.L.R.B. has jurisdiction over … Continue reading

April 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Salaita Update: American Jewish Committee Denied Amicus by U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

The issue of naming John Doe donour defendants in Professor Steven Salaita’s lawsuit against the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, was one of the more creative and interesting aspects of … Continue reading

April 21, 2015 · 3 Comments

Stanley Fish’s Versions of Academic Freedom

Stanley Fish, Versions of Academic Freedom: From Professionalism to Revolution (University of Chicago, 2014) Reviewed by Steve Macek, North Central College Literary critic, law professor, one time New York Times … Continue reading

April 19, 2015 · 4 Comments

Howard Zinn, A.A.U.P., and the Battle for Academic Freedom

This essay originally appeared in Logos: a journal of modern society and culture. The first paragraph was edited to reflect subsequent revelations concerning the Association and the Great War. Howard Zinn … Continue reading

April 18, 2015 · 1 Comment

Joan W. Scott on Civility and Academic Freedom

On March 13, Joan W. Scott, Professor Emerita of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study and a member of AAUP’s Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure, delivered … Continue reading

April 16, 2015 · 4 Comments

Current Hurdles to Academic Freedom and Shared Governance

The following is the text of my keynote address at “Hurdles on the Horizon: Governance & Student Success in the Connecticut State College & University System,” a conference organized by … Continue reading

April 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Barry University Suspends Student for Video

Laura Loomer, a student at Barry University, was suspended on Monday. Her crime? Embarrassing the university, by recording an undercover video for James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas in which she duped … Continue reading

April 8, 2015 · 8 Comments
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