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"Restoring Salaita’s Position Would be Right Move"

The News-Gazette of Champaign, Illinois published yesterday in its Sunday edition an op-ed I wrote on my interpretation of the American Association of University Professors censure of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 601 more words

Academic Freedom

Countering the Corporate Con

The two great parts of American higher education are the students and the faculty. The administrators are only around to facilitate the learning of the former and the teaching and research of the latter. 873 more words


President Killeen's secret guest list

President Killeen is hosting a retreat this week, but if you want to know who is invited you’re out of luck. The administration will reveal only that it is “a meeting of the President’s senior staff to prepare for the July BOT retreat. 182 more words

Shared Governance

Shared Governance and Its Misconceptions

The headline of today’s op-ed in the Chicago Tribune by William G. Bowen and Eugene M. Tobin was wonderful: “Scott Walker’s test of academic freedom.” And the first half of the essay, tracing the development of the “Wisconsin Magna Carta” in defense of academic freedom, and the threat posed by Walker, is also wonderful. 799 more words

Shared Governance

Sweet Briar Lives!

In a stunning and welcome development on the eve of a scheduled court hearing on Monday, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced today that “a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been agreed upon by Amherst County Attorney Ellen Bowyer, Saving Sweet Briar, Sweet Briar College and the Office of the Attorney General outlining a plan to keep Sweet Briar open.”  According to the Attorney General’s office some key terms of the agreement are: 744 more words


Michael Crow is not the Devil.

I was at the AAUP Annual Meeting and conference in Washington, D.C. last week. If you’ve never been you should definitely go as it is both fun and informative. 1,242 more words

Budget Crises

Sweet Briar Faculty Speak Out

On March 3, President James Jones of Sweet Briar College shocked the small women’s college’s faculty and students by announcing that the school would close its doors… 2,562 more words