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Targeted Harassment: What to do

What do you do if you or a fellow faculty member on your campus is subject to targeted online harassment?

In the current political climate, this has become everyday reality in higher education, and the AAUP has developed some resources to help guide you and your colleagues when these situations do arise. 201 more words

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CBS Sunday Morning's War of Words on College Campuses

Today on CBS Sunday Morning, the main cover story was devoted to “A war of words on college campuses.” It’s a completely one-sided war, if you listen to CBS, exclusively fought by leftists trying to silence conservatives. 435 more words

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CBS Sunday Morning's War of Words on College Campuses

Today on CBS Sunday Morning, the main cover story was devoted to “A war of words on college campuses.” It’s a completely one-sided war, if you listen to CBS, exclusively fought by leftists trying to silence conservatives. 435 more words

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LETTER FROM OSMAN KAVALA

Osman Kavala, one of the most important intellectual and cultural figures in Turkey, was arrested in November. He remains in detention, in solitary confinement. He recently put out a statement through his lawyers. 601 more words

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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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This Does Not Represent the Views of the University

I know that I am not the first person to ask this, but when did universities start having “views”? When some professors indulge their rights to free speech or put academic freedom into practice, they can sometimes express views that some members of the public find controversial, distasteful, or reprehensible. 2,520 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

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