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Why the AAUP Should Censure Mizzou's Board for Firing Melissa Click


The AAUP today issued a report on the University of Missouri, condemning the Board’s decision to fire Melissa Click. The full report is well worth reading, and I have previously argued in defense of Click, but I want to make a personal response to the… 1,130 more words

Academic Freedom

CSR President Ignores FRC Rulings

As Faculty Review Committee rulings are completed, and ignored by the President, some of our terminated colleagues will need legal assistance in earnest. Please consider donating and sharing our GoFundMe effort.


From the Desk of Katherine Tacke: An Ode to Independent Bookstores

In this guest post, University of Washington Press exhibits, advertising, and direct mail manager Katherine Tacke writes about moderating a panel with independent booksellers at the recent 2016 AAUP Financial Officers Meeting, held from April 13-15 in Seattle. 535 more words

Pacific Northwest

Brakemen, Professors, and a "Job for Life"

Among other things, I am (or have been) an historian of railroad labor, so I was especially thrilled to learn that University of Wisconsin-Madison labor historian… 496 more words


AAUP Expresses Concern Over Koch Gift Renaming GMU Law School

The following is the text of a letter sent today by AAUP Associate Secretary Anita Levy to Dr. Ángel Cabrera, President of George Mason University, and Mr. 896 more words

Corporate Influence

Honoring (and Welcoming) Juan Gonzalez


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. 1,021 more words


AAUP Leaders Speak on the "Athletics Arms Race"

Howard Bunsis, Chair of the AAUP Collective Bargaining Congress, and David Hughes, President of the Rutgers University AAUP-AFT, discussed college and university sports spending and priorities on an episode of HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, to be aired tonight. 25 more words