Monthly Archives: April 2013

American Association of University Professors St Xavier University Election Results

AAUP Executive Committee election results We are the conscience of the university. We are an advocacy chapter. We have a union but it is an independent Faculty Affairs Committee. We stand for academic excellence and we SHALL BE HEARD AND … Continue reading

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Boston Marathon and American Actions that Give Rise to Such Tragedies

The reporting, analysis and “expert” reflection on the egregious Boston Marathon bombings have revealed an unreflective nationalism and a preoccupation with prevention through law enforcement. While we don’t know at this point what drove the brothers Dzokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev to … Continue reading

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National Louis University “Reign of Terror” on Tenure Hit by AAUP

Once again, whether it is the Finkelstein persecution at DePaul, the Namita Goswami case at DePaul, the John Boyle tenure travesty at Northeastern Illinois University, Illinois is the center of the academic freedom and tenure struggle in the United States. … Continue reading

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Mark Vargas to Join St Cloud State in the “north country fair.”

Mark Vargas, library executive director, is headed to St Cloud State in Bob Dylan country, Minnesota, the land of the Frozen Four NCAA hockey team. Vargas transformed the library at St Xavier U. Mark will become dean of libraries at St … Continue reading

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Stop Computer Grading of Essays and the Automation and Perversion of the Critical Enterprise

A Little Luddism for your morning cup of Joe Sign the petition against automated grading of essay tests on the college level. As the enemies of education and critical thinking run wild with their software and artificial intelligence, now they want to … Continue reading

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Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) and Nuclear Anxieties

Before we cascade into another land war in Asia let us put the recent statements of Kim Jong-un in context. The leader of the DPRK has threatened South Korea and the United States with nuclear war and declared the 1953 … Continue reading

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