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Category Archives: ethics

Western Illinois University Suspends the Student Editor-in-Chief

Nicholas Stewart, a student at Western Illinois University, and editor-in-chief of its student newspaper, the Western Courier, was suspended from his position last week by the administration, and is being … Continue reading

January 28, 2015 · 5 Comments

Postscript to My Post on the McAdams Case

John Wilson’s post containing the letter from the national AAUP to the Marquette administration somewhat clarifies several of the issues with McAdams—that is, clarifies the issues without presuming to resolve … Continue reading

January 27, 2015 · 4 Comments

Abolish the Military Academies: Give Peace a Chance

The hawkish Washington Post has actually published an op-ed advocating the abolition of the military academies. Having been involved in a career struggle a few years back with the Air Force Academy, or more … Continue reading

January 25, 2015 · 2 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

On This Fifth Anniversary of the “Citizens United” SCOTUS Decision

What follows is the transcript of a speech given by Senator Bernie Sanders on the economic and political implications of widening wealth inequality and the “Citizens United” decision of the … Continue reading

January 21, 2015 · 1 Comment

Putting the John McAdams Case in Some Context

I agree that John McAdams should not be suspended for his speech. Like his colleague Daniel McGuire, but from a much greater distance, I find little in his political views … Continue reading

January 21, 2015 · 3 Comments

Laying Claim to Dr. King’s Political Legacy

“Today we remember and celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Even today, on movie screens, his message still resonates and on the streets of our communities his … 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

Some Early Thoughts on President Obama’s Proposal for Free Education at U.S. Community Colleges

I should begin by stating that I am in favor of any proposal that provides free higher education at public colleges and universities. In fact, I am in favor of … Continue reading

January 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

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