Monthly Archives: December 2010

Accuracy in Academia Seeks Clarification of Review of No University is an Island

Accuracy in Academia is one of several conservative organisations that is disturbed by the alleged free-thinking, free-wheelin’ progressivism of academia. They believe that postsecondary education is too progressive and provides fertile territory for the avante-garde and criticism of all things America. … Continue reading

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Former DePaul Professors First Plaintiff, Jennifer Holtz and Third Plaintiff Sue in Federal Court

ONE OF THE PLANTIFFS ON JANUARY 20, 2013 IN A RESOLVED CASE HAS ASKED ME TO DELETE HER NAME. SO ANOTHER NAME HAS BEEN DELETED Subsequent to my original posting of this complaint, I was informed that one of the plaintiffs requested … Continue reading

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AAUP Illinois Conference Report on Namita Goswami Case

The letter below is the initial report of the Illinois AAUP Conference Committee A. Subsequently the national office of the AAUP submitted two letters to DePaul President Reverend Dennis H. Holtschneider. One requested he suspend his decision to deny tenure and … Continue reading

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Chronicle of Higher Education Sources Kirstein Blog to Note AAUP Letter to DePaul President Holtschneider

Nota bene: The DePaul president, the Reverend Dennis H. Holtschneider has complained that the Illinois Conference of the AAUP did not contact him when it filed its report concerning the Namita Goswami case. Well, he has been now and let … Continue reading

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AAUP National Office Letter to DePaul President Holtschneider Re: Namita Goswami Case

                                                                                                                                                            December 15, 2010 The Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M. President DePaul University 1 East Jackson Boulevard Chicago, Illinois 60604-2287 Dr. Namita Goswami, assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy at DePaul University, has sought the advice and assistance of … Continue reading

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Arizona’s Disgraceful Senators: Mr Kyl and Mr McCain

Republican Senators Kyle and McCain Senator John McCain was a participant in a war crime: The indiscriminate bombing of North Vietnam during the criminal Vietnam War. He deserved to be a POW but certainly under appropriate Geneva Convention strictures. He … Continue reading

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Alliance Defense Fund Posts Comment on NAS’s Critique of Howell and Kirstein

The Alliance Defense Fund is against gay rights, voluntary conception for pregnant women and violating the “sanctity” of marriage: i.e. restrict it to opposite-sex partners. This conservative organisation posted my comment on the homophobic University of Illinois professor, Ken Howell: A person who … Continue reading

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National Association of Scholars’ Peter Wood, Ken Howell and Comment

Background: In November 2002, I was suspended by Air Force veteran Richard Yanikoski, former president of St Xavier University, for a robust, impassioned antiwar e-mail to then Cadet Robert Kurpiel of the Air Force Academy. I wonder where officer Kurpiel … Continue reading

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Huffington Post (Chicago) Quotes Kirstein in DePaul Namita Goswami Case

See link below to the Huffington Post (Chicago) article. I am quoted accurately as vice president of the Illinois Conference of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) and chair of its Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure but slightly out of context. I was not urging more DePaul … Continue reading

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The Chronicle of Higher Education covers DePaul Namita Goswami Case: First My Comment

It is heartening to know that intrepid DePaul University faculty who stand up for their colleagues’ rights in tenure and promotion cases are quite adroit in publicising their complaints. One of my comments at the press conference yesterday was that … Continue reading

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Kirstein Quoted in Chicago Sun-Times Coverage of Prof. Namita Goswami Press Conference

This is a link to their article. They also present pictures of Professor Goswami and others. These are real people, not just names on a faculty list. These are real folks with dreams and families living in a country where discrimination … Continue reading

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Kirstein Quoted in Namita Goswami Press Conference Held Dec. 7, 2010

This event was covered by the press. Courageous DePaul professors stand in solidarity behind diversity and justice as they demand reversal of tenure denial for Dr Namita Goswami.  See this link to the Chicago News Cooperative!! I was mentioned in the article but … Continue reading

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DePaul’s Namita Goswami press conference: Speakers.

Press Conference Line-Up is presented at the bottom for December 7, 2010, at Havana Gallery, 1139 W. Webster. This event is in solidarity with DePaul Assistant Professor Namita Goswami who was denied tenure despite successful appeals, her dean’s recommendation and the College of Liberal Arts … Continue reading

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Namita Goswami, DePaul Professor, Press Conference: December 7, 2010

Kirstein to discuss AAUP violations of Goswami case. Peter N. Kirstein has been invited by members of the DePaul faculty to speak at a press conference on Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at 11am at 1139 W. Webster Ave. Havana Gallery will host the event. The … Continue reading

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Senator John Kyl and NEW Start

Republican Senators such as Jon Kyl of Arizona are simply irresponsible warmongers. They are utterly ignorant of the strategic aspects of nuclear weapons. START I was signed in 1991 and expired in December 2009. Mr Kyl is holding up NEW … Continue reading

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