Monthly Archives: October 2009

DePaul University Women Denied Tenure Claim Sex Discrimination

Dr Melissa Bradshaw, one of four women denied tenure at DePaul University this past spring. I find it interesting that Ron Grossman would write an article sympathetic to academic freedom and due process. The Chicago Tribune reporter has a record … Continue reading

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DePaul University Provost Helmut Epp Tries to Defuse Growing Protest Against Tenure Processes.

DePaul University fired Dr Norman Finkelstein because of external forces that objected to his scholarship. He was clearly denied tenure for ideological reasons unrelated to his fitness as an academic seeking tenure and promotion. Dr Mehrene Larudee was also denied … Continue reading

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What We Can’t Teach: Norman Finkelstein, DePaul and the Suppression of Academic Freedom

This paper was presented at the Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area (ACCA) Symposium on Pedagogy at  Lewis University, October 17, 2009. The proposal was submitted prior to its publication which appeared a few weeks before the conference.* It also … Continue reading

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Suspending Academic Freedom: Suspension as a Major Sanction

I wrote this article that appears in the Fall 2009 issue of Academe, the award winning publication of the Illinois conference of the American Association of University Professors. It analyses the major sanction of suspension that is being applied too broadly … Continue reading

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Why I Teach: An e-mail exchange

I rarely post items on pedagogy because I think professors should refrain from disseminating their pedagogical tactics. In a freer academic environment than the oppressive one currently obtaining in the United States, such would be welcomed but I would prefer … Continue reading

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