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University of Iowa AAUP Chapter Supports Salaita

This is a letter from the University of Iowa AAUP chapter to University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Chancellor Phyllis M. Wise seeking reinstatement of Professor Steven Salaita. It is admirable that an … Continue reading

September 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Foreign Students and the US Higher Education Admissions Market

Let’s assume that a Chinese family, anxious to provide their child with a world-class education, searches the web to determine where to start. They also base their search on anecdotal … Continue reading

September 15, 2014 · 2 Comments

2014 International Writing Studios

September 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Another Bad Argument Against Salaita’s Hiring

Eric Zorn, a liberal columnist for the Chicago Tribune, argues today that Steven Salaita’s First Amendment rights “remain intact” and “academic freedom is not under assault.” He is wrong. Here’s … Continue reading

September 14, 2014 · 3 Comments

“Effing Geniuses”

And this is good old Boston, The home of the bean and the cod, Where the Lowells talk only to Cabots, And the Cabots talk only to God. John Collins Bossidy’s old … Continue reading

September 14, 2014 · 15 Comments

Ethics and UIUC Board Chair Kennedy

On January 23, 2014, Christopher G. Kennedy was reelected by his peers as chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. In the public relations announcement it … Continue reading

September 14, 2014 · 3 Comments

FSMers Respond to “Civility” Appeal

Yesterday I posted a statement by the Council of University of California Faculty Associations (CUCFA), issued in response to a September 5 message to the UC Berkeley campus from Chancellor … Continue reading

September 13, 2014 · 1 Comment

CUCFA Statement on “Civility” and Academic Freedom

The following is the text of a statement issued on September 11 by the Council of University of California Faculty Associations (CUCFA): On Friday Sept. 5, Chancellor Dirks of UC … Continue reading

September 12, 2014 · 3 Comments

Not All Money is Good Money

The following is the text of an open letter to the University of Illinois Board of Trustees from Safiya Umoja Noble, Assistant Professor, UCLA, and former faculty member, student, and … Continue reading

September 11, 2014 · 4 Comments

Hiltzik on Civility

Michael Hiltzik of the Los Angeles Times is one of my favorite newspaper columnists.  This week he ran an excellent piece on what I’ve started calling the emerging “civility doctrine” … Continue reading

September 11, 2014 · 3 Comments
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