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Category Archives: corporate influence

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

Salaita Case Going to Court Over Freedom of Information Act

As reported, the Center for Constitutional Rights is holding a press call today to reveal a “new development.” While I cannot confirm the specifics of this development in the Steven … Continue reading

January 29, 2015 · 2 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

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

Very Frustrated but Fearful

This past week, we received “over the transom” the following e-mail from a non-tenure-eligible full-time faculty member. I am reprinting it with his permission but with all identifying details removed. … Continue reading

January 24, 2015 · 4 Comments

More from the Florida State University Progress Coalition

New FSU President John Thrasher is taking a stance on controversy surrounding the Koch-funded faculty positions at the university that echoes the stance now being taken by those at the … Continue reading

January 22, 2015 · 2 Comments

Speaker Series at Wright State University: 2. John McNay

The poster for the entire series is available at:

January 22, 2015 · 1 Comment

Dr. King and Public Education

Today Diane Ravitch has made several posts to her blog that mark Martin Luther King Day. The first [] provides a link to Dr. King’s speech that was the culmination … Continue reading

January 19, 2015 · 1 Comment

Four Additional and Very Revealing Charts about the Economics of Intercollegiate Athletics and of College Football in Particular

“Sports Chart of the Day” is a news item distributed daily by Business Insider. The sources of these charts are indicated at the bottom of each chart.    

January 19, 2015 · 2 Comments

Basic Arithmetic Is Catching Up with Bobby Jindal

Bobby Jindal is seeking the 2016 GOP presidential nomination; so Louisiana’s public colleges and universities may have to absorb $380 million in cuts and as many as nine institutions might … Continue reading

January 17, 2015 · 5 Comments

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