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Discussing the Steven Salaita Case in Our Classrooms

If you want to engage your students in a thoughtful debate about public discourse in the age of Facebook and Twitter, you can of course use the ten or twelve excellent posts that John K. 453 more words

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National (In-)Security: Fifty Notable American Espionage Novels: 49-50.

Uris, Leon.  Topaz.  New York: McGraw Hill, 1967.

Leon Uris’s great subjects were the experience of combat in the Second World War, the post-war pursuit of war criminals, and the establishment of the Israeli state.  693 more words

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Exploring Spatial Justice in Chicago on Oct. 7th at the Institute for Cultural Affairs

The Center for Humans and Nature, in partnership with The Chicago Sustainability Leaders Network and the Institute of Cultural Affairs, invites students, faculty, alumni, and friends of Roosevelt — as well as anyone interested in promoting urban sustainability and social equity — for a discussion about how justice is a critical component in how we create, maintain, and engage with and within space. 164 more words

Policy

"Why Would They Hire YOU?"

When I returned to campus, after two years teaching elsewhere, for the final interview that would bring me back full-time, I stopped into the adjunct room to see if anyone I knew was around. 531 more words

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New Major Designed to Prepare Special Educators for Success

Olivet Nazarene University has received unanimous approval from the Illinois State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board (SEPLB) to begin offering a new undergraduate major in Special Education on campus beginning in spring 2015. 28 more words

Events

AAUP Takes UIUC to Task for Apparent Summary Dismissal

The AAUP today wrote to University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign chancellor Phyllis Wise to express deep concern about actions taken against professor Steven Salaita. “Aborting an appointment in this manner without having demonstrated cause has consistently been seen by the AAUP as tantamount to summary dismissal, an action categorically inimical to academic freedom and due process and one aggravated in his case by the apparent failure to provide him with any written or even oral explanation,” the letter says, adding that Salaita should receive full pay until the university’s Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure, which has initiated an examination of the case, has concluded its proceedings. 13 more words

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