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We Can Make a Difference!

BY HANK REICHMAN

This month saw what the AAUP quickly labeled “A Concerted Attack on Academic Freedom” in Iowa and Missouri, as well as… 863 more words

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Admit, Persist, Graduate: Do They Add Up?

BY HARRY HELLENBRAND

Harry Hellenbrand, who retired not long ago from his long-time position as provost at California State University (CSU), Northridge, remains one of the most respected and intelligent academic administrators in the CSU, who was revered — dare I say, even loved — by his faculty.  5,443 more words

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The New 1% of Committed Activists

BY MARTIN KICH

Andy Lee Roth, a sociology professor at Citrus College is associate director of Project Censored and co-editor of Censored 2017: The Top Censored Stories and Media Analysis of 2015-2016. 622 more words

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Oregon: Proposals on State Funding and Consolidation

BY MARTIN KICH

In “Threatening Tuition Hike, Oregon Universities Demand Funding Increase,” an article for Oregon Public Broadcasting, Rob Manning reports:

The presidents of Oregon’s seven public universities are telling legislative leaders they need a big funding increase to keep tuition down.

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A Concerted Attack on Academic Freedom

POSTED BY HANK REICHMAN

The following statement was issued today by the AAUP:

Legislators in Missouri and Iowa have introduced legislation that would eliminate tenure for faculty at public institutions in these states. 366 more words

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Wisconsin GOP Set on Legislating Greater “Intellectual Diversity”

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH

In yesterday’s Wisconsin State Journal, there is an article by Nico Savidge titled “Complaining of Bias on Campus, Republicans Push for ‘Intellectual Diversity’ at UW Schools.” 792 more words

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25th Anniversary of the “World Scientists' Warning to Humanity”

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH

Some 1,700 of the world’s leading scientists, including the majority of Nobel laureates in the sciences, issued this appeal in 1992. The World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity was written and spearheaded by the late Henry Kendall, former chair of Union of Concerned Scientists’ (UCS’s) board of directors. 1,379 more words

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