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Category Archives: academic freedom

Matt Dillon Is Dead: Why We Need Videos on the Academe Blog

Marty, a man whose writing I very much admire and whom I hope to meet in person one day (I really wish his office was just down the hall from … Continue reading

October 30, 2014 · 1 Comment

It Is Illogical to Assert That Death Threats Do Not Have a Chilling Effect on Free Speech

Dear Ulf: I generally find your posts to be very amusing. But I think that you have missed not just the bullseye but the whole target in your most recent … Continue reading

October 28, 2014 · 6 Comments

Adding to the Armamentarium of Academic Freedom

Robert Kreiser, a former staffer of the American Association of University Professors Department of Academic Freedom, Tenure and Governance, spoke at an Illinois Conference annual meeting. I expressed an opinion that … Continue reading

October 26, 2014 · 2 Comments

Gaming Academic Freedom

Last week, at a meeting of the Academic Freedom Committee of the Professional Staff Congress (the CUNY faculty union), the name Anita Sarkeesian came up. Though she is not an academic … Continue reading

October 26, 2014 · 12 Comments

Dressing Up as Biblical Figure for Halloween Creepy?

  I had hoped to be scared this Halloween by maybe taking a creepy clown up on his offer to hug me in what looks like a setting out of … Continue reading

October 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Academic Freedom Proposals and Events

In addition to submitting articles to Academe Blog, scholars interested in academic freedom may want to know about these opportunities: The AAUP has issued a call for proposals for presentations and … Continue reading

October 25, 2014 · 1 Comment

The “Slow” Decline of the Elite Scholarly Journal

The elite scholarly journals, long the gatekeepers of the ivory tower, have been losing their effectiveness this last decade or so–in their gatekeeping role, at least. As these journals increasingly … Continue reading

October 18, 2014 · 2 Comments

Salaita in His Own Words: Columbia College, Chicago Speaking Tour

Professor Steven Salaita on October 8, 2014 spoke at Columbia College Chicago that I previously commented on. John Dworkin asked the panelists, Steven Salaita, Iymen Chehade and myself whether we would consent … Continue reading

October 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Speech, Civility, and Guns

A few days ago Marty Kich posted an item on this blog that reported an effort by gun-rights advocates in Oklahoma to pass legislation that will allow guns to be … Continue reading

October 15, 2014 · 1 Comment

“Embracing” the News from All Sources: Relax, It Won’t Kill You

I have a good friend who listens to Rush Limbaugh every day for too long.  Of course some of us would say that to meet this limit should not take … Continue reading

October 10, 2014 · Leave a comment
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