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Category Archives: faculty

It Is Illogical to Assert That Death Threats Do Not Have a Chilling Effect on Free Speech

Dear Ulf: I generally find your posts to be very amusing. But I think that you have missed not just the bullseye but the whole target in your most recent … Continue reading

October 28, 2014 · 6 Comments

AAUP and CUCFA Announce Partnership Agreement

The following is the text of a media release issued this morning by the American Association of University Professors and the Council of University of California Faculty Associations. The American … Continue reading

October 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Professor’s Illogical Accusation that Right to Bear Arms Limits Free Speech

In a commentary published yesterday by The Chronicle of Higher Education, an English professor at Utah State under a headline with lack of logic (English professors should know better, I … Continue reading

October 28, 2014 · 4 Comments

An Open Letter to High School Seniors

It’s October. For millions of American high school seniors, choosing what to do after receiving the high school degree begins now. It represents the first life-altering decision made by you … Continue reading

October 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Adding to the Armamentarium of Academic Freedom

Robert Kreiser, a former staffer of the American Association of University Professors Department of Academic Freedom, Tenure and Governance, spoke at an Illinois Conference annual meeting. I expressed an opinion that … Continue reading

October 26, 2014 · 2 Comments

Gaming Academic Freedom

Last week, at a meeting of the Academic Freedom Committee of the Professional Staff Congress (the CUNY faculty union), the name Anita Sarkeesian came up. Though she is not an academic … Continue reading

October 26, 2014 · 12 Comments

At the Austin Airport Schlotzky’s Kiosks: Their Workers Won’t Be Heading to College

This past week at the Austin airport I was trying to grab a fast lunch with decent coffee without have to do so in two places. So I approached a … Continue reading

October 26, 2014 · 1 Comment

Dressing Up as Biblical Figure for Halloween Creepy?

  I had hoped to be scared this Halloween by maybe taking a creepy clown up on his offer to hug me in what looks like a setting out of … Continue reading

October 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Halloween College Parking Special: Warning, Sobriety Could Result

In the spirit of Halloween, mischief its obligatory companion, it is only suitable to note the labyrinthine ways of parking instructions on college campuses all across America. In honor of … Continue reading

October 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Political Polarization and Trust in Media Sources

The following chart is taken from a new report by the Pew Research Center, measuring public trust, by political ideology, in various media outlets. The takeaways from this survey are … Continue reading

October 24, 2014 · 1 Comment

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