by David M. Perry
Being called a bedbug just isn't a big deal. Writing to a provost about the actions of an academic on Twitter, which Stephens said he did because "managers should be aware" how "their people...interact in the world," is the big deal.
SOURCE: inside Higher Ed
Reichman argues, the “time for engagement is now."
by Ed Simon
The House Un-American Activities Committee and the real intent of Trump's "free speech" executive order.
by Don James McLaughlin
While it’s impossible to say what Wheaton's founder would have thought of the school's latest controversy, as an abolitionist he stood up for intellectual freedom.
SOURCE: American Historical Association
The American Historical Association has joined with 21 other scholarly societies in a statement protesting proposed changes to the structure of the University of Wisconsin system that threaten to undermine tenure, shared governance, and academic freedom in Wisconsin.
Zubov’s offense was writing an op-ed for the nation’s No. 1 daily newspaper, comparing the actions of Russia’s leader President Vladimir Putin, who bloodlessly annexed Ukraine’s largely Russophone Crimea, with Adolph Hitler, who bloodlessly annexed Germanophone Sudetenland.
Andrei Zubov was fired from his job as a history professor at Moscow State Institute of International Relations.
by David Austin Walsh
For a Western academic, publishing in China is a painful process of back-and-forth between editors and authors. Just like everywhere else.
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