Remembering Jordan Kurland

BY HANK REICHMAN On June 4, following Committee A’s annual spring meeting, present and former AAUP leaders, activists, and staff members gathered in Washington to join family members and friends in honoring the memory of Jordan E. Kurland, who passed away in January at the age of 87, still actively employed by the AAUP.  Jordan…

Jordan Kurland

BY HENRY REICHMAN During his 50+ years on the AAUP staff Jordan E. Kurland, who died on Saturday at the age of 87, must have helped thousands of faculty members resist challenges to their academic freedom.  Yet because he never sought the spotlight for himself, Jordan and his remarkable work remained largely unknown to most…

Ten Decades of AAUP Investigations

In the January–February 2015 Academe issue, Jordan E. Kurland—the AAUP’s associate general secretary—reflects on ten important AAUP investigations, one from each decade the association’s history. From the 1915 report of an investigation at the University of Utah to the 2007 report on Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans Universities, Kurland, an AAUP staff member for fifty…

The AAUP and the NEIU Case

Today, the AAUP released its report on Northeastern Illinois University dealing with the tenure case of John Boyle. Peter N. Kirstein of the Illinois AAUP comments on the process in this case.  By Peter N. Kirstein, St. Xavier University One of the unresolved structural problems within the AAUP is the relationship between State Conferences’ Committee A…