Posts Tagged ‘free speech’

March 13th, 2012 - 10:41 am § in Hypocrisy, Schools & Colleges

Lobster Over Wage Raises?

Harvard Students ask: Lobster Over Wage Raises? Op-Eds | By Iman E. James, Karen A. Narefsky, and William P. Whitham Given that the Harvard Club continues to host extravagant events such as the “Champagne and Sparkling Wine Walkaround,” and taking into account the high cost of living in Boston, [...]

March 6th, 2012 - 11:34 am § in America, Politics

Video: American Hate Speech PLEASE DO NOT LET CHILDREN SEE THIS!! The video is shocking, truly worthy of Nazis. The two congressman show here joined in this Muslim hating spree. I have given you their email addresses, please use them and feel free to link your email back to this post! http://hand[...]

February 15th, 2012 - 11:36 pm § in Hypocrisy, Schools & Colleges, Science, UW

The Dangerous “Research Works Act”

Richard Price, founder and CEO of from TECHCRUNCH Congress is currently considering a bill called “The Research Works Act”, whose purpose is to restrict public access to publicly-funded research. The bill is sponsored by large academic publishers who are keen to keep all research, i[...]

December 12th, 2011 - 2:14 pm § in Hypocrisy, Schools & Colleges

Can we sue for defamation?

BLACKWATER REBRANDS ITSELF AS “ACADEMI” from Huff Post An infamous company is attempting a complete brand makeover — again. The private security firm formerly known as Blackwater and most recently known as Xe has decided to change its name to Academi, according to The Washington Po[...]

October 24th, 2011 - 8:21 am § in Schools & Colleges

Yale Gets Award for Punishing Repugnant Frat Boys

MUZZIE AWARD TO YALE (Boston Phoenix) Wesleyan was not alone in clamping down on fraternities. In a widely reported controversy, Yale effectively disbanded Delta Kappa Epsilon (DKE) for parodic sexist chants made by pledges during an initiation ritual. Last October, pledges were marched up to the Y[...]

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[...]

April 7th, 2011 - 9:25 am § in America, Schools & Colleges

UPDATE ON WGU: The Miracle of WGU Indiana!

Ed.  I just heard that WGUI is accessible under Indiana’s FOIA!  Anyone who has ideas about this is welcome to send them to me. This is the new website for what Mitch Daniels, the Republican Governor refers to as Indiana’s “eighth state university.” The miracle of WGUI is t[...]

April 2nd, 2011 - 6:50 am § in Schools & Colleges

Free Speech Attacks from The Radical Right

Ed. While the progressive world has been distracted by the absurdist attacks on President Obama’s birth certificate, there is a far more serious and relentless attack on academic free speech itself. KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Judy Ancel,  a professor of labor studies at the University of Missou[...]

March 24th, 2011 - 4:15 pm § in Politics, Schools & Colleges

University Senate Vote Boycotts Ties to Israel

What happens if you have two ideas a strange as Zionism and Faculty Governance? Some call it democracy. Ed. I am a Zionist & a firm believer in faculty governance.  I believe that Israel has as much right to exist as France or Egypt and a lot more right to exist than such post colonial [&hellip[...]

March 17th, 2011 - 10:43 am § in Schools & Colleges

An Open Letter to University Presidents

from UNILEAKS Dear President, Welcome to UniLeaks. We are a new online project dedicated to publishing information on public interest matters relating to the higher education industry. In essence, a version of Wikileaks aimed at Universities. While initiated in Australia, UniLeaks, like the industry[...]