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Category Archives: students

More on Academic Programs Subsidizing Intercollegiate Athletics

In an article for the Buffalo News, Jay Tokasz has reported yet another example of how our institutions are spending exorbitant sums to subsidize intercollegiate athletics—at the expense of academic … Continue reading

November 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

From the Far Right, a List of “Weird” Stuff Said and Done by Lefties on Campus

Writing for the Far-Right website RedState, John Hawkins provides the following list of “15 Excerpts That Show How Radical, Weird And Out of Touch College Campuses Have Become”: 1) “College … Continue reading

November 28, 2015 · 3 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

But Will My Robot Students Have Names? And How Will I Remember Those Names unless They Have Faces to Go with Those Names?

Here is a succinct summary from University World News of an article by Cara McGoogan that has been published by Wired: “Researchers in Japan are one step closer to their … Continue reading

November 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Hunting Ground to Be Broadcast Tonight at 8:00 ET on CNN

The website of this CNN documentary report is available at: The website includes a trailer, as well as a number of informational sources.      

November 22, 2015 · 1 Comment

Opportunities for Advocacy of the Humanities and of Funding for the Humanities

This post does not represent an AAUP endorsement of the events being sponsored by the National Humanities Alliance. I myself am not even a member of this organization. But in … Continue reading

November 22, 2015 · 1 Comment

A Terrible Addendum to Thursday’s Post on Why Guns on Campus Are a Bad Idea

The Washington Post has just reported the following: “Jacob Marberger, the student at Washington College in Maryland whose disappearance prompted a suspension of classes, has been found dead in Pennsylvania, … Continue reading

November 21, 2015 · 1 Comment

“It’s the End of the University as We Know It”

The following piece was published originally on the website of the AAUP chapter at the University of Akron. Although it addresses issues at their institution, none of those issues are … Continue reading

November 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

Imagining the Future of Higher Education

Looking ahead to the second century of the AAUP’s existence, the November-December issue of Academe includes two articles that select a specific year as a springboard for imagining the future … Continue reading

November 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Why Guns on Campuses Are a Bad Idea

I don’t wish to exaggerate the illustrative implications of a single incident, but the following story from the Washington Post does suggests many of the most obvious reasons why permitting … Continue reading

November 19, 2015 · 1 Comment



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