Posts Tagged ‘free speech’

November 10th, 2012 - 12:55 pm § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene, UW

Why do we still have a university press in an internet age?

The Gamble The answer may come from Princeton. The Princeton University Press cannot give away the ending of its forthcoming book,  The Gamble,on the 2012 presidential election. But it does plan to give away the beginning. Read more[...]

June 25th, 2012 - 12:02 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Free Speech on Campus Wins Victory in Court!

Federal Court: University of Cincinnati Free Speech Zone Violates First Amendment, ‘Cannot Stand’ In a ringing victory for student rights, a federal district court declared today that the University of Cincinnati’s tiny “free speech zone” violates the First Amendment. In his or[...]

June 21st, 2012 - 4:08 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Chaos at Jefferson’s University

Few Americans understand the significance of the University of Virginia to world history.  U Va was Thomas Jefferson’s proudest creation, the world’s first PUBLIC university.  Moreover, in the tradition of Jefferson, U Va was created as place where ordinary citizens could participate i[...]

May 21st, 2012 - 10:58 am § in Schools & Colleges

How to Fire Professors

from Inside Higher Education: On July 19, 2009, Edward T. Larkin, a professor of German at the University of New Hampshire, drove his motorcycle down Route 101 to the Market Basket in Milford. He pulled into the parking lot behind a car in which a 17-year-old girl was driving her mother. Larkin park[...]

May 10th, 2012 - 1:47 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Is the “Yale” name for Sale?

What’s in a Name? For Yale in Singapore, a Whole Lot Courtesy of Yale U. The Chronicle of Higher Education reportsa fight between memebers of the Yale faculty and the administration over who owns the “Yale ” brand name. After the  World Economic Forum in Davos, in January 2009, Ri[...]

March 3rd, 2012 - 11:44 am § in Politics, Schools & Colleges, Science


At Elsevier, we have always focused on serving the global research community and ensuring the best possible access to research publications and data. In recent weeks, our support for the Research Works Act has caused some in the community to question that commitment. We have heard expressions of sup[...]

December 6th, 2011 - 8:52 am § in Hypocrisy, Misc., Schools & Colleges

Universities On Sale, Academic Principles Put Aside

Saudi Arabia Courts Foreign Academic Partners With Cash Professors see potential for research and pioneering ventures; critics warn that the kingdom should carry out internal reforms first  The Chronicle This issue has bothered me for many years. The UW has also participated in building campuses in[...]

September 24th, 2011 - 8:57 am § in Hypocrisy, Schools & Colleges, Science

What Human Origins Mean to Berkeley

Ardipithecus and the research university Kevin Padian, professor of paleontology and evolutionary biology | 10/10/09 | excerpted from the Berkeley Blog Ardipithecusis the focus of a lot of media attention at the moment.  New research discoveries made by the Berkeley faculty seem to make the news co[...]

September 22nd, 2011 - 3:38 pm § in The Ave Scene

BREAKING NEWS: Republican Party Demands Harvard Censor Its Faculty

UPDATE FROM 9/21:   Attacking Harvard, and Professors, from Academe.   The Massachusetts Republican Party has written to Harvard, demanding that they refuse to pay Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren for teaching one class twice a week this fall on contract law. Nate Little, executive direc[...]

August 26th, 2011 - 11:04 am § in Science


The HHMI/Wellcome/MPI super journal and the triumph of open access By Michael Eisen from Its Not Junk On Monday the world’s three most prominent private funders of scientific research – the US’s Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the UK’s Wellcome Trust and Germany’s Max Planck Society – a[...]