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Honoring (and Welcoming) Juan Gonzalez

BY HANK REICHMAN Last week two-time Polk award-winner Juan Gonzalez wrote his final column for the New York Daily News, where he worked for 29 years. A former national President and one of the founders of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, Juan will continue as co-host of the popular independent global news show Democracy…

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The Ohio AAUP and the Repeal of Senate Bill 5

This is a guest post by John McNay, a contributor to the May–June issue of Academe. McNay  is a professor of history at the University of Cincinnati–Blue Ash. A specialist on the Cold War, he has published books and articles on that period, but his most recent book is Collective Bargaining and the Battle of Ohio: The…

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Commercial Intrusion into Academic Space

In their recent November-December Academe article, Jonathan Alan King, Ruth Perry, and Frederick P. Salvucci look into MIT’s decision to build commercial buildings on campus land and make the argument that institutions often put profit before students’ and researchers’ needs. Their article examines the ongoing debate over academic space on campus and talks about how we in…

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How Many Ways Must We Say It?

This is a guest post by Joel Thomas Tierno, a contributor to the recent November-December issue of Academe. Tierno is a professor of philosophy at the College of Southern Nevada; he has also taught at the State University of New York at Buffalo, Erie Community College, Buffalo State College, and Elmira College. He is the…

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Investing in the Search Process

 This is a guest post by Alan R. Shoho, a contributor to the recent November-December issue of Academe. Shoho is a professor of educational leadership and policy studies and associate vice provost for academic and faculty support at the University of Texas at San Antonio where he has been for the past twenty years. As…

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One Way Ranking with Research Expenditures Slows Scientific Progress

This is a guest post by Joshua M. Pearce, an online contributor to the recent November-December issue of Academe. Pearce is an associate professor in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering and the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Michigan Technological University. Unfortunately, the simplistic thinking that uses “research expenditures” as a proxy…

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An Academic Winter Session

This is a guest post by Kelly Price, an online contributor to the recent November-December issue of Academe. Price is a marketing professor at East Tennessee State University. She has served as a college of business and technology faculty senator and is the current faculty advisor to Sigma Kappa Sorority at ETSU.  If you read…