The Fascist War on Academic Freedom

The resignation of Drexel University Professor Ciccariello-Maher following right-wing threats and harassment is the result of a broader, ongoing right-wing campaign to intimidate progressive professors throughout the U.S., and it’s having a chilling effect on academic freedom, says Trinity College Professor Johnny Williams

George Ciccariello-Maher Resigns: “We are all a single outrage campaign away from having no rights at all.”

BY HANK REICHMAN George Ciccariello-Maher, associate professor of politics and global studies at Drexel University, has resigned his tenured position.  Read rest here: George Ciccariello-Maher Resigns: “We are all a single outrage campaign away from having no rights at all.”

Call for Solidarity Actions for Academics for Peace from Turkey

As signatories to the Peace Petition of 11 January 2016, we have experienced continuous repression since we called for peace in Turkey in our declaration titled “We Will Not Be A Party To This Crime.” So far, more than 500 of our colleagues have been separated from their universities and their students through dismissals, firing, … More Call for Solidarity Actions for Academics for Peace from Turkey

Developing Heterodox Economics Curriculum: The case of John Jay College

New Paper by Geert L Dhondt, Mathieu Dufour, Jay Hamilton, & Ian J. Seda-Irizarry From the abstract: This article seeks to be a contribution to heterodox teaching initiatives by focusing on curriculum building and institutional opportunities and constraints at John Jay College, the City University of New York. The article first focuses on the need … More Developing Heterodox Economics Curriculum: The case of John Jay College

Laurentian University Faculty on Strike

The Laurentian University Faculty Association (LUFA) has been working hard to negotiate a fair collective agreement that supports its members and protects the integrity of education at Laurentian University. Early yesterday evening, LUFA presented the university with an offer to reach a deal and avert a strike. Rather than responding to the offer, the university … More Laurentian University Faculty on Strike

New Book: For-Profit Universities – The Shifting Landscape of Marketized Higher Education

From Palgrave. Edited by Tressie McMillan Cottom & William A. Darity Jr This edited volume proposes that the phenomenon of private sector, financialized higher education expansion in the United States benefits from a range of theoretical and methodological treatments. Social scientists, policy analysts, researchers, and for-profit sector leaders discuss how and to what ends for-profit colleges are … More New Book: For-Profit Universities – The Shifting Landscape of Marketized Higher Education