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Category Archives: faculty

Nude Adult Models, William Bennett, Common Core, Rotten Teachers, Apples, Robert Frost

I had originally begun politely with a news hook quoting William J. Bennett on the common core, and will return to it, but as things are in our society, I … Continue reading

September 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Salaita Case: University of Illinois Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Senate Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure is apparently investigating the Steven Salaita case. What will be achieved is unclear since the Board of Trustees … Continue reading

September 29, 2014 · 4 Comments

Colleges Must Learn How to Pay Their Bills

We have reached a tipping point in public opinion with forecasts by some that as many as one-third of America’s private colleges and universities may not survive the next ten … Continue reading

September 29, 2014 · 3 Comments

Please Steal This Idea. (I Did.)

Hank Reichman, the First Vice-President of AAUP and a frequent contributor to this blog, is marking his retirement by teaching a seminar on the history of academic freedom in the … Continue reading

September 28, 2014 · 5 Comments

Is Your University Doing This?

I was initially going to add this brief post as a comment on Ulf Kirchdorfer’s new post “Papa John’s Pizza Plot: Heimlich Maneuver Needed for Schools, Parents, and Students,” but … Continue reading

September 28, 2014 · 2 Comments

Papa John’s Pizza Plot: Heimlich Maneuver Needed for Schools, Parents and Students

When I read on a colleague’s Facebook account that her son wanted to dress as a Papa John’s slice of pizza, after someone from Papa John’s had visited his elementary … Continue reading

September 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Remarkable Idiocy: “Economically-driven Education”

Originally posted on deutsch29:
On October 2, 2014, I will be speaking in Indiana to an audience chiefly comprised of university students who have a passing understanding of the intentions of moneyed…

September 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Kids Are All Right!

History has always been contested.  After all, whoever controls the past controls the future and whoever controls the present controls the past, or so George Orwell once famously put it.  … Continue reading

September 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Banned Books Quiz

A few days ago I posted a brief piece, “Which Banned Book Are You?“, that linked to a quiz posted by librarians at Columbus State Community College to promote the … Continue reading

September 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Response of the FSU Progress Coalition to the BoT Decision to Appoint John Thrasher as FSU President

Throughout the presidential search process at Florida State University, students were told that their voices were being heard. But really?  Who was listening? The media was listening, the nation was … Continue reading

September 25, 2014 · 3 Comments

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