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What’s a Teacher to Do?

When you rely on the numbers, you count out the people. How often have we heard that? How frequently do we remind ourselves that it’s the people—in our case as educators, the students—who matter most, the individuals and not the numbers that reflect the aggregate? Yet our actions continue to be toward the group and…

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It’s All the Fault of the “Socialist” Faculty!

BY HANK REICHMAN The following comes from a story published yesterday by The Hill: Republican pollster Frank Luntz on Tuesday told delegates at the Republican National Convention that the GOP has “lost” the millennial generation of voters. Addressing the South Carolina delegation, Luntz attributed the Democratic Party’s hold on younger adults to colleges and universities…

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Scholars at Risk Urges Support for Turkish Higher Education

BY KELLY HAND In March the AAUP issued a statement protesting Turkish suppression of academic freedom as the government punished professors who had signed an Academics for Peace petition calling for an end to the military campaign against Kurdish separatists. AAUP vice president and Committee A chair Henry Reichman, coauthor of the statement along with AAUP president Rudy Fichtenbaum,…

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Some Observations about the RNC, Days 1-2

BY MARTIN KICH Even before the convention began, more than 100 women posed nude for an “art installation” called “Everything She Says Means Everything.” Here is how an Esquire story on this protest opened: “As the sun rises Sunday morning over the Quicken Loans Arena in downtown Cleveland, 100 women stand completely nude, holding large,…

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Update on Academic Freedom in Turkey

BY HANK REICHMAN A few days ago, shortly before the failed coup in Turkey that sought to overthrow the government of Prime Minister Recep Erdogan, I posted an item to this blog, “Attacks on Academic Freedom Continue in Turkey.”  When word of the coup attempt arrived very soon after my post went up, I quickly…

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International Press Freedom Award Winners

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH This is a press release from the Committee to Protect Journalists. I have added the photos of the journalists. _________________________ New York, July 18, 2016—The Committee to Protect Journalists will honor journalists from Egypt, India, Turkey, and El Salvador with its2016 International Press Freedom Awards. The journalists have faced threats, legal action,…

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Impact of GOP Convention on Colleges and Universities

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH Writing for Crain’s Cleveland Business, Rachel Abbey McCafferty reports on how Cleveland’s colleges and universities are being impacted by the Republican National Convention: “Cleveland State University’s second summer session is getting underway on Monday, July 18 — the first day of the convention. With the parking restrictions and road closures in the…