Posts Tagged ‘Wise’

April 28th, 2016 - 10:04 pm § in Misc., UW

Chinazaor: An Igbo Provost is Fired From The University of Illinois

Chinazor Onianwah  I was full of pride back in 2012 when Prof. Adesida was appointed provost of University of Illinois, it wasn’t just because of his academic achievement, but because I attended high school in the town he hails from, Effon Alaaye Ekiti in Ondo state, Nigeria. Back in late eig[...]

November 12th, 2015 - 4:29 pm § in Israel/Palestine, Misc.

U. of Illinois settles with Steve Salaita

The University of Illinois yanked a job offer to Salaita after he tweeted “incendiary statements about Israel” during its Gaza offensive last year. He sued, and the university settled with him today. Some people thought it was about academic freedom and free speech. To others, it was a [...]

June 17th, 2015 - 11:02 am § in Misc., UW

Emails Show That Former UW Chancellor Phyllis Wise Violated Steven Salaita’s Rights

INSIDE HIGHER EDUCATION, a website has published the emails between the community at University of Illiinois and Phyllis Wise.  These emails confirm that she received a deluge of emails from the Jewish community demanding that she fire Professor Salaita. She has also been found guilty by the nation[...]

June 14th, 2015 - 7:58 am § in Misc., UW

AAUP censors Phyllis Wise

University of Illinois censured for pulling Steven Salaita job over anti-Israel tweets While I find Salaita’s pro Hamas rhetoric offensive, Wise’s actions appear to be based only on her responses to wealthy contributors. Neither she nor the University has offered any other explanation fo[...]

April 30th, 2015 - 11:06 am § in The Ave Scene, UW

AAUP Investigation Condemns Phyllis Wise and UI for Violating Steve Salaita’s Academic Freedom

  In a nutshell, the national AAUP has found that there is no evidence that Phyllis Wise made her decision about Salaita based on any valid concern with his scholarship. What basis could there be other than pressure from advocates for Israel?      This is not new behavior to those of us w[...]

April 2nd, 2015 - 4:49 am § in Israel/Palestine, Misc.

Free Speech at the UW: A UW Professor Speaks out AGAINST FREE SPEECH

“I was appalled to learn that the UW-Chapter of the AAUP is sponsoring the visit of Steven Salaita to campus.” TALK: Monday, April 6, 2015 6:00 – 8:30pm  Gowen 301 UW Seattle Campus  MAP Free and open to the public Michael Rosenthal , Professor, Department of Philosophy Dear Prof[...]

October 14th, 2014 - 8:21 am § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

UW: Maybe the Regents Need to Pay More Attention to WHOM they Appoint

If there is a take home lesson in the Wise case, it is for the UW Regents to carefully reexamine the head hunters recruitment suggestion and selection of high power academic bureaucrats. We ended with a half a billion dollar stadium during the midst of a deep economic crisis, resulting from a decisi[...]

March 9th, 2011 - 12:07 pm § in Uncategorized

UPDATE: Supreme Court Decision May Have Huge Affect on Faculty Governance

Ed.  My concerns about Stanford v. Roche may have been understated now that I have read more about the  new patent law passed by the US Senate. That law would award patents to the first to file rather than, as present, the first to invent.  This conflicts with the way things are done at universit[...]

February 28th, 2011 - 11:32 am § in The Ave Scene, UW

How The Washington Public Sees the UW.

From a colleague who prefers to be anonymous: related posts on governance. I would like to respond to the concerns Steve has posted about the way the UW presents itself to the citizens of this state. We have lost our standing in front of our fellow citizens and our legislators in Olympia. The image [...]

February 26th, 2011 - 11:20 am § in Schools & Colleges, UW

AAUP: What Should The UW Admin Say About Cuts?

Reposted from AAUP listserv Ed. Duane Storti is a a UW Professor well known to many for his efforts to force the UW administration to follow the faculty code.  Ana Mari Cauce, Dean of Arts and Sciences,  is well respected as a wise commentator on UW affairs.  She is also a member of the President[...]