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Category Archives: ethics

The Irony of it All

The pecking order: those who teach the most students are not part of the academic elite. The pecking order: those with the fewest students are the privileged, proud elite. Those who … Continue reading

November 21, 2015 · 2 Comments

Report: University of Illinois Contacts AAUP to End Censure

Barbara J. Wilson became interim chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, when Phyllis Wise resigned under pressure in the wake of revelations of a private e-mail account to … Continue reading

November 12, 2015 · 2 Comments

Former Adjunct Faculty Member Banned from Adams State University Campus in Colorado: Part 1

This post will be the first in a series treating the decision of the administration of Adams State University to ban Danny Ledonne, a former adjunct faculty member, from the … Continue reading

November 3, 2015 · 3 Comments

Students in Debt, Professors in Poverty—What’s Going Wrong?

In a piece published last week by Huffington Post, Laurie Jones and Wanda Evans-Brewer ask and answer that rhetorical question in promoting a new short film called Professors in Poverty. … Continue reading

November 2, 2015 · 1 Comment

What’s So Radical about Defending Public Education?

Being antagonistic to corporatization should not necessarily be conflated with being broadly antagonistic to corporations. Universities and corporations have long had mutually beneficial relationships that have caused relatively infrequent controversies. … Continue reading

October 24, 2015 · 3 Comments

The AAUP CB Chapter and the Other Unions at Eastern Michigan University Refuse to Participate in a Secretive Search for a New President

What follows is a joint statement release on October 14 by the AAUP chapter and the other unions at Eastern Michigan University: I am speaking today about the Board’s misguided, … Continue reading

October 17, 2015 · 2 Comments

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 · 2 Comments

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 · 12 Comments



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