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Where shared governance goes to die.

I’ve had a strange fascination with an education start-up called Minerva for some time now. They’re a Silicon-Valley inspired online operation that has actually enrolled students now.   452 more words

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Salaita Formal Response to University of Illinois Destruction of Documents

In an e-mail from Professor Steven Salaita’s attorneys, the fired academic from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign addresses the issue of document destruction and concealment: 295 more words

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Red Soybeans

By Andrew Scheinman

The fallout at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) continues unabated: the Chancellor and Provost have both “stepped down,” and Steven Salaita’s legal team’s added destruction of evidence claims to their lawsuit. 779 more words

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"Pretendure" in Wisconsin

Chuck Rybak posted “UW Struggle: Scrap the Tenure File Edition” yesterday on his blog. It’s worth reading, especially since what is happening in Wisconsin could easily happen elsewhere–and probably will, soon. 254 more words

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University of Hong Kong’s student union vows to 'arm in war of freedom' to reform governing council amid political row

By Shirley Zhao
South China Morning Post

Billy Fung Jing-en said the HKU student union would organise a referendum on its suggestions. Photo: David Wong… 468 more words

Alice Dreger's Letter of Resignation at Northwestern

Last month, AcademeBlog reported on the controversy involving Northwestern professor Alice Dreger and reprinted Dreger’s own blog about censorship of sexual content at Northwestern. Yesterday, Dreger resigned from Northwestern in protest. 1,552 more words

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