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14 hours ago
We Stand in Solidarity With Professor Johnny Williams of Trinity College

https://www.change.org/p/we-stand-in-solidarity-with-professor-johnny-williams-of-trinity-college

Over the past few days, Dr. Johnny Williams, Sociology Professor at Trinity College, has been the target of racist telephone calls, emails, messages, and slurs attacking his integrity and scholarship. Such hate speech is in response to comments he made on his Facebook Page in which he spoke out agai...

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14 hours ago
Professors’ Growing Risk: Harassment for Things They Never Really Said

http://www.chronicle.com/article/Professors-Growing-Risk-/240424?cid=wcontentlist_hp_latest

College faculty members are facing not just online backlash, but threats of violence, as a result of how conservative media outlets characterize their views.

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1 week ago
A Facebook Live Event: The First Amendment on Campus

Please join us for an AAUP-hosted Facebook Live event on "Freedom of Speech on Campus" tomorrow, June 14th, at 12pm(pacific). You can access the live stream via the AAUP Facebook page, or just follow this link. See you all there!

Interested in the issues surrounding free speech on campus? Join us on Wednesday, June 14, at 3 p.m. for a Facebook Livestream of a symposium on current challenges to free speech on college campuses, the First Amendment’s role and the future of the student press at American universities. The event is co-hosted byt the AAUP and the Newseum.

Visit the @[114892038544290:274:American Association of University Professors]'s Facebook page on Wednesday to watch live.

Co-hosted by the AAUP and the ... See more

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1 week ago
Are governors ignoring law when appointing UC regents?

"Most of the 26 regents who run the University of California are chosen in a process involving a ghostly, unnamed committee of 12 people who never meet, produce no public record of their actions, and publish no list of members. Some don’t even know who the other members are."

Most of the 26 regents who run the University of California are chosen in a process involving a ghostly, unnamed committee of 12 people who never meet, produce no public record of their actions, and publish no list of members. [...] that’s how it was this month when Gov. Jerry Brown appointed four n...

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2 weeks ago
Vol 108 (2017)

New Special Volume of 'Radical Teacher' focused on "Teaching Critical University Studies."

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.

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2 weeks ago
Why Academic Freedom Should Be Covered at Freshman Orientation

https://t.co/8ubEs0HPIQ

Students who understand the principle will help create a campus culture that welcomes outside speakers whose ideas may differ from their own and that encourages debate instead of censorship.

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3 weeks ago
Chris

Princeton prof Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor? has canceled speeches in response to being threatened with lynching and other forms of death for calling Trump racist in a Hampshire College commencement address. this piece points out the failure of The Atlantic, NYT, et al to rush to her defense

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3 weeks ago

Dear Friends,
As we plan for next year's Faculty Association events, please email us with your ideas. If there is a speaker you are interested inviting, a topic you want discussed, a task force formed....let us know. You can post here or send us an email.

Thanks again for everyone's help this year and enjoy your summer.

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4 weeks ago
Top Colleges Doing the Most for the American Dream

Welcome to the third annual College Access Index, a ranking of colleges based on their commitment to economic diversity.

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4 weeks ago
Opinion | The Assault on Colleges — and the American Dream

Nice to see NYTimes finally making this an issue. Also, some interesting data, particularly about UC

With state funding way down, top public colleges are replacing high-achieving lower-income students with affluent ones.

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