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Diminishing returns

Yesterday afternoon, the harrassment campaign against me seemed to have reached a low ebb, and I felt confident that this particular storm had passed. Yesterday evening, however, it kicked back into high gear and I started receiving so many hateful Twitter messages that I literally could not keep up with blocking all of them. 434 more words


Salaita Accepts Academic Position in American Studies at American University of Beirut

According to the Champaign, Illinois News-Gazette, Steven G. Salaita has accepted a position with the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. See here. Most academics rarely recover from a summary dismissal, particularly when ethical and moral sentiments are expressed that induce controversy. 272 more words


Working To Preserve Academic Freedom in Hong Kong

By Shirley Zhao and Joyce Ng

Johannes Chan’s appointment as pro-vice-chancellor was blocked on Tuesday. Photo: SCMP Pictures

The two scholars embroiled in the University of Hong Kong’s donation and appointment controversies are calling for a review of the institution’s governance system to preserve academic freedom. 270 more words

Letter on Trigger Warnings to Crafton Hills College

Earlier this month a student at Crafton Hills College, a community college in the Los Angeles area, and her parents urged the institution to ban… 305 more words

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In Much of the World, Academic Freedom Is a Value for Which Faculty, Students, and Administrators Are Suffering and Dying

The AAUP focuses on academic freedom issues within the United States. Scholars at Risk, an organization based at New York University, focuses on attacks on academic freedom elsewhere in the world—most of which involve actual physical attacks. 296 more words

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"Restoring Salaita’s Position Would be Right Move"

The News-Gazette of Champaign, Illinois published yesterday in its Sunday edition an op-ed I wrote on my interpretation of the American Association of University Professors censure of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 601 more words

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Countering the Corporate Con

The two great parts of American higher education are the students and the faculty. The administrators are only around to facilitate the learning of the former and the teaching and research of the latter. 873 more words