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Stand Against the Muslim Ban #NoBanNoWall

BY LAURA MARKWARDT The AAUP issued the following statement today calling for the reversal of the Muslim ban executive order and praising widespread citizen resistance over the weekend. You can add your name in solidarity against the ban here. The AAUP strongly opposes Donald Trump’s unconstitutional and discriminatory ban on entry into the United States…

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More on Higher Ed’s Haves and Have-Nots

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH Writing for PBS News, Ben Markus of the Hechinger Report, highlights the uneven degree to which cuts in state subsidies to public colleges and universities have impacted the institutions that serve the highest numbers of economically disadvantaged, academically at risk, and non-White students. In the first half of the essay, Markus…

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Statement on Language, Power, and Action

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH The following statement has been released by the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), which is affiliated with the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE): Language is powerful. It empowers individuals to explore and change themselves and their worlds. A belief in this power of language and the abilities…

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On Race and Racism Data Matter

BY HANK REICHMAN In the aftermath of the election there has been plenty of discussion, both among academics and in the media, of the role played by “identity” and especially race in the outcome.  Mark Lilla’s much and deservedly criticized New York Times op-ed, “The End of Identity Politics,” got things going.  Among the more…