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Essex University invokes 'capability' for research staff after mini-REF, and claims probationary lecturers 'not academics'

From the national UCU website:

In September 2017, approximately one-eighth of the research-active staff were sent letters warning that their positions might be in danger, including the invocation of… 327 more words

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#JusJoJan January 16th 2018: Contemplation

Day sixteen of #JusJoJan! I’m going to try to write on each of the prompts! Today the prompt is: Your prompt for January 16th, 2018, brought to you by the multi-talented Cheryl, is “Contempla… 6 more words


Fighting Targeted Harassment: Join Us January 22-26

Threats of violence. Vicious attacks from right-wing propaganda sites. Firings and forced leaves. The silencing of faculty.

In addition to harming individual faculty members, campaigns of targeted harassment pose a profound and ominous challenge to higher education’s most fundamental values. 310 more words


In defense of Prof. Rochelle Gutierrez

“Mathematics is political.”

We became academics because we were fascinated with an idea. Just one idea, whatever it was. We learned how to pursue it, chase it up and down, through hell and high water. 701 more words

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A checklist to determine if you are supporting white supremacy

For faculty of color, women and particularly those scholars who are outspoken about dismantling the master narratives of white supremacy within our colleges and universities, playing by the rules is neither an option nor an obligation. 935 more words

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Discriminatory Hiring at the University of Victoria: Criticism from SAFS and Response from UVic

By: I.J. Makan

During the summer of 2017, the University of Victoria (UVic) in British Columbia invited applications for a tenure-track position in “the area of social psychology.” The advertisement sounded like a great opportunity for freshly minted scholars who wanted to find an institution they could call home–at least until someone offers them a bigger home. 1,488 more words


Violence isn't debate or conversation: Speech, Disagreement & the muddy slope of Hate Speech censorship

Social Justice liberals would like to define spoken & published disagreement with their advocacy as violence.

Violence is, however, defined as:

*Violence* wouldn’t be people talking & speaking a… 820 more words