The AAUP announced Friday that an investigating committee will visit Louisiana November 12-15 to look into discontinuance of academic programs within the University of Louisiana system and resulting potential termination of tenured appointments. See the letter announcing the visit. See an earlier statement on reports that the university system had embarked on what appeared to be an unprecedented and unwarranted assault on its faculty.
AAUP president Cary Nelson discusses tenure, faculty rights, and contingency on C-SPAN. Watch the full interview here. Note: the interview was conducted in August but aired for the first time on October 2. (10/3)
The New York Times reports on a letter the AAUP wrote with the ACLU and the PEN Center, advocating for a US visa for Kerim Yildiz, a human rights activist from London. (10/3)