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Category Archives: ethics

Among School Children: A Review of Steven Salaita’s “Uncivil Rites: Palestine and the Limits of Academic Freedom”

This is the second of our reviews of this book. The first one, published earlier today, can be found here. From dead infants in Gaza to Israeli students killed on … Continue reading

October 6, 2015 · 1 Comment

Well, This Isn’t Good

  But, on the plus side, I am less than ten years from retirement.   This is the beginning of a fairly lengthy article that appeared in yesterday’s Dayton Daily … Continue reading

October 5, 2015 · 1 Comment

Quo Vadis? Or, On Quitpieces

“Quitpieces?” That’s what Ian Bogost calls them in The Atlantic, writing “No One Cares That You Quit Your Job.” He’s right, but I’m more interested in what they say about … Continue reading

September 10, 2015 · 2 Comments

On the Suborning of Free Speech and Shared Governance at the University of Iowa

By Stephen Kuusisto   When Iowa’s Board of Regents selected J. Bruce Herreld, a businessman with no prior experience in education, as the new president of the University of Iowa they … Continue reading

September 5, 2015 · 11 Comments

Booksellers’ Delight

Academic publishing has gone topsy-turvy  over the past couple of decades, leaving those responsible for hiring, retention, tenure and promotion often scratching their heads. There’s so much money, now, in … Continue reading

September 5, 2015 · 2 Comments

Oppose Prejudice and Fear-Mongering in the ‘Faculty Statement on Narendra Modi’s Visit’

Dear Professor Barlow, I am a professor of media studies at USF (and a proud supporter of USFFA) and the author of several books. I have written for several publications … Continue reading

September 5, 2015 · 30 Comments

The Nastiness in the Weeds: Reactions to the Statement on Modi’s Upcoming Visit to Silicon Valley

As Executive Editor of this blog, I have a tweet automatically produced for each post. It goes out over my name. Most often, that results in retweets and mentions that … Continue reading

September 4, 2015 · 40 Comments

Academic Freedom, Disability, and a Little Thing Called Human Sexuality

By Stephen Kuusisto   We are living in the age of autocracy, a matter that’s clear, as every conceivable matter of public concern is about who controls what. It is … Continue reading

September 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Kim Davis: Oppressed or Oppressor?

There are certainly times when it is morally necessary to resist one’s government. Thoreau wrote, “There will never be a really free and enlightened State until the State comes to … Continue reading

September 3, 2015 · 3 Comments

On Becoming the Enemy We Fight

A supplementary Report on the AAUP-Censured Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge appeared today. It deals with the dismissal of Teresa Buchanan: Buchanan, a specialist in early childhood education with an … Continue reading

September 2, 2015 · 4 Comments



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