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Universities, Academic Freedom, and the Advertising Imperative: Thoughts on the Potter Case

The anniversary of my first post on this blog comes as friends and colleagues again debate the merits, costs and consequences of various forms of academic engagement with the public. 960 more words


Professors question health of academic freedom at McGill after Potter resignation

MONTREAL – McGill University’s handling of Andrew Potter’s resignation is potentially “one of the most significant academic freedom cases in recent decades,” the Canadian Association of University Teachers said Monday in demanding more answers from McGill. 535 more words


Are we failing to scientifically educate the next generations?

Merope Tsimilli-Michael, after giving a talk at a conference in honor of George Papageorgiou, where John Allen also participated, asked his opinion on her presentation. 839 more words


More on the Most Recent Report from UnKoch My Campus


In an article published by AlterNet, Alex Kotch reports on the material released by UnKoch My Campus showing how the intensifying calls to protect free speech on campus are being used as a cover for suppressing progressive dissent and protest on campus—covering some of the same points that I highlighted in a recent post on the topic: … 500 more words

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Defending Speech and Speakers on Campus

I was recently elected to the Chair of the Academic Council at Duke (the Faculty Senate), and so have been doing a bit of thinking about issues related to how college campuses deal with issues of free speech, association, inquiry and the like. 502 more words

Solidarity with Purged Academics for Peace in Turkey

Solidarity with Purged Academics for Peace in Turkey

For: Academics for Peace in Turkey Organizer: Research Institute on Turkey, Bostonbul, GIT-NA, Concerned academics in the US and Canada


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