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Category Archives: ethics

“Restoring Salaita’s Position Would be Right Move”

The News-Gazette of Champaign, Illinois published yesterday in its Sunday edition an op-ed I wrote on my interpretation of the American Association of University Professors censure of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The … Continue reading

June 29, 2015 · 3 Comments

Delbanco: Outrageous Reality

Andrew Delbanco, writing in The New York Review of Books, looks over the state of American universities, noting the promise they once represented but writing that: Today this story is stalled. … Continue reading

June 26, 2015 · 2 Comments

Am I Feeling Frustrated? You Betcha

By 1970, almost everyone who had worked to create “programmed instruction” during the 1950s and 1960s had moved away from the idea of teaching machines as the centerpiece of education. … Continue reading

June 16, 2015 · 2 Comments

Salaita Attorneys Respond to AAUP Censure of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dr Steven Salaita, denied academic freedom for his tweets on the Israeli operation in Gaza last year, has been the subject of a national conversation on free speech, academic freedom … Continue reading

June 13, 2015 · 6 Comments

A Student Review of the Florida State University Gift Acceptance Policy: Undue Influence and Charles Koch Foundation

  Executive Summary   This report has been prepared to serve as public comment regarding the 2015 revision of Florida State University’s Gift Acceptance and Counting Policy, otherwise known as … Continue reading

June 4, 2015 · 2 Comments

How the Koch Foundation Is Spinning Their “Gifts,” Which Promote Ideological Conformity over Open Inquiry

The Campaign to Stop Fresh College Thinking The Koch Foundation gives money to encourage debate on campus. Activists want to silence that debate. by John Hardin May 26, 2015 College … Continue reading

June 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

Guns on Campus: Texas Edition

This week, Politico published an article by Matt Valentine titled “Texas Just Made College Less Safe: University Leaders Have Thought That Guns on Campus Are a Bad Idea since 1824. … Continue reading

June 3, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Value of the Publication

In 1928, Horatio Alger: A Biography Without a Hero by Herbert R. Mayes appeared. For over 40 years, it was the “go to” source for information about the iconic boys’ … Continue reading

June 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Epistemic injustice in the academy: an analysis of the Saida Grundy witch-hunt

Guest blogger Arianne Shahvisi is an assistant professor of philosophy at the American University of Beirut, and has recently written commentary for the New Statesman, Jacobin, Open Democracy, and Truthout, centered … Continue reading

May 20, 2015 · 20 Comments

The Attacks on Charlie Hebdo’s PEN Award

On May 5 at the PEN Literary Gala, the magazine Charlie Hebdo will be awarded the PEN/Toni and James C. Goodale Freedom of Expression Courage Award. At least 204 PEN … Continue reading

May 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

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