UC Librarians Fight for Academic Freedom, Pay Equity

BY HANK REICHMAN This afternoon I had the pleasure of joining a demonstration of University of California librarians and their supporters outside the Berkeley campus’s Doe Library where the latest bargaining session between the UC-AFT Librarians and the UC administration was taking place.  As I previously reported, academic freedom is a central topic of negotiation. …

College Campuses Are Far From Radical

BY ED BURMILA The following is reposted with permission from The Outline.  Ed Burmila is assistant professor of political science at Bradley University. The 2014 right-wing fever dream of a film God’s Not Dead, a fantasy version of higher education for young adults raised on the Left Behind series, is a comic masterpiece, at least…

PEN America v. Trump

POSTED BY HANK REICHMAN Today the writers’ organization PEN America, represented by the nonpartisan nonprofit Protect Democracy and the Yale Law School Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic, filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against President Donald Trump. The suit seeks to stop President Trump from using…