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Category Archives: ethics

On the Run: Sociology, Journalism or What?

When I first heard of Alice Goffman’s On the Run a year or so ago, it didn’t pass my personal ‘smell test’ so I ignored it. After all, my early … Continue reading

August 24, 2015 · 2 Comments

Media Coverage of the Ongoing Investigation at Wright State University

Yesterday, I made an initial post on these issues and included the university president’s statement on them to the university community. This is a follow-up post that provides an list … Continue reading

August 19, 2015 · 1 Comment

Provost and Others Removed from Administrative Positions at Wright State University

While attending the Summer Institute, I was asked fairly frequently to comment on a video that had just been released by Wright State that was linked to in brief articles … Continue reading

August 18, 2015 · 2 Comments

The High Cost of Not Educating Our Very Large Prison Population

When state governments began cutting state support for public higher education, one of the first casualties was the federal and state funding for providing college educations to prisoners.  It was … Continue reading

August 17, 2015 · 1 Comment

Phyllis Wise Wants the $400,000: Is She a Philanthropist?

Phyllis Wise, former chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, issued a statement claiming the board of trustees of the University of Illinois reneged on a promise to pony … Continue reading

August 15, 2015 · 7 Comments

The Unreleased Emails at the University of Illinois

By Andrew Scheinman I only this morning came across the gloss UIUC has put on its “supplemental” emails release in the Salaita Affair, the College of Medicine (COM), and the … Continue reading

August 14, 2015 · 6 Comments

Duquesne Adjunct Faculty Threatened with Termination for Testifying Truthfully under Oath

Writing for In These Times, Moshe E. Harvit reports that in a brief filed with the NLRB supporting its opposition to being forced to recognize and negotiate with the union … Continue reading

August 8, 2015 · 3 Comments

Peer Review: Make It Transparent

In 2012, I presented a paper at the Modern Language Association annual meeting that caused a small splash, especially for one line, “Blind peer review is dead. It just doesn’t … Continue reading

August 7, 2015 · 2 Comments

District Court Strikes Down University of Illinois Dismissal Efforts in Salaita Case

Steven Salaita, a tenured associate professor in the American Indian Studies program, was fired a year ago with a summary dismissal for tweets that were construed as lacking civility. A … Continue reading

August 6, 2015 · 1 Comment

Hiroshima at 70 and Salaita at One

The most recent issue of Academe displays on its cover a Bob Dylan lyric: “I’ll Tell It and Think It and Speak It and Breathe It.” An image appears at the upper left-hand corner of … Continue reading

August 5, 2015 · Leave a comment
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