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Dialoguing with Sen. Bam Aquino on How to Improve PH Higher Education

In the Senate Hearing of the Committee on Education, Culture and the Arts, the Official Position of the COCOPEA was submitted by Atty. Joseph Estrada on the proposed free tuition in SUCs proposed by Sen. 2,229 more words

Campus Speech Under Siege

Keeping campuses safe for free speech

Saree Makdisi, Los Angeles Times*
October 25, 2016

“These sorts of attacks on academic freedom, in which Israel’s defenders have played a disproportionate role, are all too common on campuses across the country, with devastating results. 

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Norman Finkelstein's Return to the Classroom


Norman G. Finkelstein was denied tenure at DePaul University in one of the most significant academic freedom cases of our time. It haunts many in the academic-freedom struggle, and has left an indelible wound in the Chicago area as many continue to feel the outrage of such persecution and inattention to due process and the right to publish freely in the United States. 291 more words

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Why We Protest and the Meaning of AAUP Censure


In June the AAUP’s annual membership meeting voted unanimously to place the College of St. Rose in Albany, New York, on the association’s list of administrations censured for violations of academic freedom.  1,308 more words

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Opposition To "Trigger Warnings" Reinforces The Status Quo

Please don’t be fooled by the surprisingly firm assertion made in this post’s title.  I prefer to pose it as a question because I do not actually know for certain.  1,811 more words

Teaching And Mentoring

"Campus Carry" and Academic Freedom: The Emerging Reality


In 2015, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed SB 11, also known as the “campus carry” law, at a shooting range. The law permits the concealed carry of guns in dorms, classrooms, and buildings at state universities and community colleges, while leaving individual schools some latitude to keep parts of their properties firearm-free, extending the reach of a previous law that allowed concealed handguns on university grounds. 974 more words

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Science in the Crosshairs


Readers of this blog may be familiar with the regular National Public Radio (NPR) feature “Science Friday.”  Last week one 35-minute segment, “ 486 more words

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