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“The Investigation of Potential Opposition”

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…

Video: Robert Weissberg on Affirmative Action in the Academy

Jun 14, 2011 by |

Political scientist Bob Weissberg reflects on campus affirmative action policies.

Programming Scientists to Perform Social Engineering

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.

Suppression for Thee, Free Speech for Me

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.

CUNY Overlooks Ideological Discrimination

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.

CUNY Faculty Union on Kushner: “What, Me Worry?”

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.

Oops! In Dean Search Political Bias Went Public

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.

The Intemperance Movement

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.

Davidson Professor Blasts Student over Opinion Article

Apr 21, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

An exchange in the student newspaper raises questions about the standards of civil discourse on campus.

Libertarian Defends Professor Cronon (While Blasting the Hypocrisy of the Left)

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…

April 13 is Class Action Day

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…

Cronon’s Whirlwind

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.

William Cronon’s Partisan Bloviation

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…

Why Are Most College Professors Liberal? New Studies Investigate

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…

Politicizing the Classroom, Part 2

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.

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