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Tag Archives: censorship

The Hedge Police: Censorship at Chicago State University

Chicago State University (CSU) administrators have sent another letter attempting to shut down or censor the CSU Faculty Voice blog. In November, AAUP VP Hank Reichman called CSU’s earlier letter … Continue reading

January 9, 2014 · 6 Comments

Chicago State administration puts foot in it again

First of all, let me thank the administration of Chicago State University for calling my attention — and the attention of thousands of others — to the informative and entertaining … Continue reading

November 12, 2013 · 6 Comments

Inherit the Censorship

In New Ulm, Minnesota, a small town 85 miles southwest of Minneapolis, this Friday was supposed to be the opening night for a production of “Inherit the Wind,” the classic … Continue reading

October 1, 2013 · 1 Comment

Mitch Daniels Responds to Purdue Faculty

Mitch Daniels wrote a response (full text below) to the 90 Purdue professors who wrote to him about the controversy over Howard Zinn. Daniels claimed, “I have never made any … Continue reading

July 23, 2013 · 11 Comments

What Mitch Daniels–and Purdue’s Trustees–Don’t Understand about Censorship

Yesterday, I posted about Mitch Daniels’ disturbing attacks as governor on the teaching of Howard Zinn’s books. Daniels and the Purdue University Board of Trustees have issued statements (reprinted below).

July 18, 2013 · 4 Comments

The Porn Star Banned From Pasadena

Last week, porn star James Deen spoke to a class at Pasadena City College, but administrators banned a planned public event with Deen. In a press release misleadingly titled, “PCC … Continue reading

March 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Chicago State: The Worst Speech Code, Ever

UPDATE: Yesterday, Chicago State reversed course and eliminated this policy. On March 22, Chicago State University’s Office of Marketing & Communication announced a new Communications and Media Relations Policy that … Continue reading

April 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Censorship Monologues

It’s Valentine’s Day, and time once again for right-wing Catholic groups to denounce academic freedom at Catholic colleges. But it’s also time for them to celebrate a victory in making … Continue reading

February 14, 2012 · 1 Comment

Joint Statement Against Censorship in Arizona

The AAUP is one of the signers of this joint statement about the Tucson school district: JOINT STATEMENT IN OPPOSITION TO BOOK CENSORSHIP IN THE TUCSON UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

January 30, 2012 · 2 Comments

The Sex Police at Yale

I can’t quite decide what I find more repulsive: Yale University’s decision to ban “Sex Week” from campus, or the Yale Daily News’ approval of this decision as defending “free … Continue reading

November 15, 2011 · 1 Comment



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