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Quote of the day, Jan. 26

Mohandas K. Gandhi, on freedom

“If the English really want to help us, they must be prepared to let India feel the same glow of freedom for which they themselves would die in order to possess. 24 more words

International

Abolish the Military Academies: Give Peace a Chance

The hawkish Washington Post has actually published an op-ed advocating the abolition of the military academies. Having been involved in a career struggle a few years back with the Air Force Academy, or more precisely with its partisans, I did a double take to encounter this article in one of America’s “elite” newspapers. 1,524 more words

Students

The Salaita Case and the Case for Faculty Unionization

In early August, I came across an op-ed on the Salaita case on the Huffington Post Politics blog, and now that just about everything else has been said about that case on this blog, I think that it may be time to consider the argument made in that op-ed. 408 more words

Faculty

Update from Jan. 23 meeting; special chapter meeting scheduled for Jan. 30

At the chapter meeting on Friday, January 23, the faculty voted to authorize the WMU-AAUP to put the question of confidence in Provost Tim Greene to a faculty vote. 210 more words

News And Updates

The State of Academic Freedom and Prof Docherty

On 28 December 2014, hardcover copies of the book “Universities at War” by Professor Thomas Docherty started to be available at Amazon. The author is professor of English and of comparative literature at the University of Warwick and has published books on his broad reaching specialisations. 968 more words

Education

The Gang of Five Supporting Salaita’s Dismissal

By John K. Wilson

http://academeblog.org/2015/01/21/the-gang-of-five-supporting-salaitas-dismissal/

Earlier this month, five professors at the University of Illinois (Nicholas Burbules, R.H. Campbell, Kim Graber, Joyce Tolliver, and Matthew Wheeler, referred to as the “Gang of Five”) … 2,144 more words

Shared Governance

The Gang of Five Supporting Salaita's Dismissal

Earlier this month, five professors at the University of Illinois (Nicholas Burbules, R.H. Campbell, Kim Graber, Joyce Tolliver, and Matthew Wheeler, referred to as the “Gang of Five”) … 2,144 more words

Academic Freedom