Three somewhat unrelated news items in the last few days have got me thinking a little about freedom, and how one asserts it through individual or institutional action: a couple of days ago it was, apparently, … 2,231 more words
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"Requirement that faculty disclose their affiliations is not authorized by the law" - Matthew Finkin
Professor Matthew Finkin writes that “to require faculty to disclose any position held with the entities set out in the Executive Order would infringe on the constitutional right of association: a deaconship in one’s church, an elected position in a veterans’ organization, of an environmental organization, a labor organization, an advocacy group for children, the elderly, the handicapped, …” This disclosure is required on the new 957 more words
It may sound very far-fetched, but unfortunately it is not as far-fetched as you might assume.
Today the Chronicle of Higher Education ran a story on Noel Ignatiev, a faculty member at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. 381 more words
2014–15 Academic Year Accomplishments.
Our chapter has:
- Presented a Forum on Faculty Salaries and University Budget Priorities on October 1, 2014, showing that faculty salaries have fallen significantly below the Bay Area cost of living since 2008-09. 631 more words
Guest blogger Arianne Shahvisi is an assistant professor of philosophy at the American University of Beirut, and has recently written commentary for the New Statesman, Jacobin, Open Democracy… 1,881 more words