Jul 01, 2011 by George Leef |
In one of the best Chronicle Review pieces I have read in a long time, Professor John Swallow argues in favor of a simple (but often forgotten) principle: "A necessary part of making an argument is the investigation of potential…
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Political scientist Bob Weissberg reflects on campus affirmative action policies.
Jun 13, 2011 by Chuck Rogér |
Chuck Rogér spots red flags in an ASU alumni magazine that represent a movement in higher education to politicize science.
Jun 09, 2011 by Mitchell Langbert |
I sent this letter to the editor of the faculty newspaper of the City University of New York, The Clarion.
May 20, 2011 by Mitchell Langbert |
The City of University of New York is conducting a survey concerning discrimination with respect to protected classes under the Civil Rights Act and sexual orientation.
May 09, 2011 by Mitchell Langbert |
A controversy is raging concerning CUNY Trustee Jeffrey Wiesenfeld's objections to John Jay College's proposal to grant an honorary degree to playwright Tony Kushner.
May 03, 2011 by George W. Dent |
Case Western Reserve University School of Law rejected a conservative candidate after a website raised objections to his politics.
Apr 28, 2011 by Peter Wood |
Peter Wood analyzes the anger behind a women’s-studies professor’s rude response to an invitation from College Republicans.
Apr 21, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |
An exchange in the student newspaper raises questions about the standards of civil discourse on campus.
Apr 13, 2011 by Jonathan Bean |
Over at the leading libertarian magazine, Reason, writer Shikha Dalmia attacks conservatives for using FOIA laws to invade the privacy of historian William Cronon. At the same time, Dalmia defends Open Records laws while noting…
Apr 11, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |
A coalition of faculty unions and organizations, including the California Faculty Association (CFA), the AAUP, the American Federation of Teachers, and the National Education Association, have created a “Campaign for the…
Apr 06, 2011 by Peter Wood |
Efforts to access a professor’s e-mail may be petty but aren’t necessarily a violation of academic freedom.
Mar 28, 2011 by Mitchell Langbert |
The University of Wisconsin's Professor William Cronon has involved himself in a partisan Wisconsin battle concerning public employees' bargaining. In his blog he bloviates against the Republican Party's open records…
Mar 23, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |
This week Neil Gross and his colleagues released two new studies analyzing clues as to why the majority of professors are politically liberal. They focus on graduate school. What sort of person goes to graduate school? Does a certain…
Mar 02, 2011 by Peter Wood |
Peter Wood completes his two-part critique of the new statement from the American Association of University Professors on political controversy in academe.