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Posts Tagged ‘academic freedom’

May 23rd, 2019 - 9:13 am § in Donald Trump, Hypocrisy

IS THIS TRUMP’S DEFINITION OF A TERRORIST?

(Various sources, AFP, Farsi News, Law.com) The US has detained a well respected Iranian scientist for nearly seven months for allegedly attempting to ship growth hormones.  Professor Masoud Soleimani had been invited to meet at the Mayo Clinic.  The US canceled his research visa while he was alre[...]

May 21st, 2019 - 10:30 am § in Hypocrisy, Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene, UW

Has the University of Washington Abandoned Tenure?

  Does the UW still have tenure?   When I became tenured, the code and state law described tenure in terms of a life long commitment to a position and a salary.  The commitment was defined in terms of an academic year of 9 or 12 months. For either period, the UW and the state were committed [&h[...]

October 21st, 2018 - 1:00 am § in Uncategorized

Freedom of speech is not an academic value.

Whether it is a department, a college, a dean, a provost, a learned-journal editor, it is the business of the university to silence voices, not to license them indifferently. Like everyone else these days, I’ve been reading and thinking about what’s happening on campuses when invited speakers ar[...]

October 11th, 2018 - 9:55 am § in Foreign Affairs, Hypocrisy

University of Michigan Censors Faculty For Free Speech on Palestine

UM to evaluate faculty duties to students after Israel letter controversy Kim Kozlowski, The Detroit News (Photo: University of Michigan) In the wake of controversies that have touched University of Michigan Jewish students, President Mark Schlissel published an open letter to the community on Wedn[...]

May 1st, 2018 - 10:36 am § in America, Hypocrisy, Schools & Colleges, UW

Are Public Universities for Sale?

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s largest public university granted the conservative Charles Koch Foundation a say in the hiring and firing of professors in exchange for millions of dollars in donations, according to newly released documents. The release of donor agreements between George Mason[...]

April 7th, 2017 - 10:00 am § in Misc.

PHOTOGRAPHY from Iran

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December 22nd, 2016 - 12:08 am § in Misc.

The Limits of Academic Freedom

 UO Professor Punished for Appearing in Blackface Last October, Professor Nancy Shurtz hosted a Halloween party at her home . She invited  faculty as well as all of the students from her Tax Policy and Tax Planning classes. Students were welcome to bring family members, dates, or plus-ones. Peopl[...]

September 22nd, 2016 - 6:17 pm § in Misc.

China: Ai Weiwei

12-Year Sentence for Ai Weiwei’s Lawyer Xia Lin’s lawyer said he was being targeted for his human-rights work.[...]

July 21st, 2016 - 6:59 pm § in Misc.

TURKEY … sign the petition

Open Letter to the Elected President of Turkey As one who has looked to Turkey as evidence that a democratic Islam could prosper, giving others the chance to learn all that is good in what the Prophet taught .. As one who is proud that my ancestors lived in Andalus in its golden age ,, […][...]

April 5th, 2016 - 1:37 pm § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

Is The UW Now Banned From Interactions with UNC?

Gov. Jay Inslee wrote a memo last week prohibiting non-essential state-funded travel to North Carolina:  “Our nation is rightfully moving toward increased acceptance and celebration of diversity. The discriminatory policies being promoted by North Carolina is not something our state condones or [...]