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Charter Day - George R. Stewart's follow-up to the Year of the Oath

In one of the most egregious events of the time, the University actually granted an honorary degree to one of those who tried to destroy academic freedom in the University. 157 more words

American History

Why the Salaita Firing Violates University of Illinois Statutes

Most of the debate about why the firing of Steven Salaita by the University of Illinois was wrong has centered on three areas: contract law (he already had an effective contract), Constitutional law (he was punished for his political views by a government entity), and the principles of academic freedom (he was punished for his extramural utterances in violation of AAUP principles). 1,100 more words

Academic Freedom

Academia and the New World Order

“I’m going to engage in intellectual inquiry wherever it may take me, even if it goes straight into the the very existence and bowels of the University of California, Yale, you name it.”-Darrell Hamamto… 869 more words

Public Opinion

Interview 15: Darrell Hamamoto

On this week’s edition of Real Politik James is joined by University of California at Davis Professor Darrell Hamamoto, whose recent scholarly research project has culminated in the new book, … 186 more words


Dear Alma: I am an excellent and agile campus leader...

Dear Alma,

I am an excellent and agile campus leader. Recently I had to make a problem “go away” by “just doing it”. But it hasn’t gone away, and Facebook and Twitter don’t believe anything I say.

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Bill Ayers: The University of Illinois Attacks Free Speech

By Bill Ayers

In mid-August the University of Illinois withdrew its appointment of Steven Salaita, formerly an English professor at Virginia Tech, as a tenured associate professorship at UIUC. 1,792 more words

Academic Freedom

George R. Stewart, THE YEAR OF THE OATH

After several months, the Earth Abides Project weblog is back. The long “vacation” was necessary as this writer wandered for a time, then settled in to a summer of volunteering as a Camp Host in an isolated Forest Service Campground. 538 more words

American Literature