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Category Archives: faculty

Black Friday in Colorado Springs: A Brief Response

Given the increasing frequency with which these mass shootings have been occurring, it is all too easy to become insensitive to the life-altering impact of such events on those most … Continue reading

November 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

Black Friday in Colorado Springs

All week, we have been watching media reports on the ramped-up security at airports, train stations, shopping malls, and public events—all intended to discourage ISIS-led or ISIS-inspired attacks and to … Continue reading

November 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Ten Things for Which Robert Reich Is Most and Least Thankful

I am re-posting Robert Reich’s Thanksgiving message because I largely agree with it. In a period in which partisanship requires almost absolute conformity to the “party line,” even when there … Continue reading

November 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

Happy Thanksgiving from the Far Right

This is the cartoon of the day from the Far-Right website RedStates: Although it is far from the worst caricaturing of President Obama that I have seen, it is reflective … Continue reading

November 26, 2015 · 2 Comments

The AAUP’s Digital Future

Over the three years of my involvement with the AAUP, I’ve watched this venerable faculty institution complete a reorganization and begin a process of revitalization that is already placing it … Continue reading

November 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

Beverlee’s Bluff: the Real Threat to ASU

This is a cross-post from Watching Adams “an effort to communicate information, conduct investigative journalism, and facilitate discourse about Adams State University (ASU), a state-supported liberal arts university in Alamosa, Colorado.” … Continue reading

November 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

What is your campus’s approach to collegiality?

This is a guest post by Timothy Shiell, a professor of philosophy at the University of Wisconsin–Stout and a member of the American Philosophical Association’s Committee for the Defense of … Continue reading

November 24, 2015 · 2 Comments

Ohio Legislation Permitting “Campus-Carry” Passes House. Now What?

Thank you to our members who took the time to send a message to their State Representative opposing House Bill 48. We had nearly 1,000 e-mails sent through our Action … Continue reading

November 24, 2015 · 1 Comment

Looking Back to 1915

I was doing some online research and happened to follow a link to the Wikipedia entry for the major events of 1915. What follows is a selectively edited version of … Continue reading

November 24, 2015 · 3 Comments

The Importance of Community Colleges and Their Faculty

In his article in the November-December issue of Academe, “Community Colleges in the AAUP,” Paul Davis turns our attention to the evolving role of community colleges. Having taught for almost thirty years … Continue reading

November 24, 2015 · Leave a comment



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