Monthly Archives: November 2013

Kirstein-Battalora on A.A.U.P. Tenure Guidelines and Your Campus

The first speaker is Professor Jacqueline Battalora. The second speaker is Peter N. Kirstein. We were addressing the current A.A.U.P. standards and documents that pertain to tenure and presented a progressive, critical analysis of those standards as it pertains to … Continue reading

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Senate Nuclear Option Might Liberate Duquesne, St Xavier and Manhattan Adjunct Faculty

On Thursday, November 21, 2013, the Senate voted 52-48 to eliminate use of the filibuster for federal judicial nominees (not including the Supreme Court) that serve on the US District and US Court of Appeals. The current balance across the federal court … Continue reading

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Peter N. Kirstein quoted in N.E.I.U. Student Paper

Department of History and Political Science Professor Peter N. Kirstein appeared in an Oct. 29 article in the Northeastern Illinois University Independent (N.E.I.U.). The article covered the six-year litigation struggle of Professor Loretta Capeheart against the university. A tenured professor, … Continue reading

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Iran’s Right to Enrich Uranium is Allowed Under the N.P.T.

Iran insists it has the right to enrich uranium. The U.S., that refuses to acknowledge Israel is currently operating outside of international law in actually developing and possessing nuclear weapons, asserts Iran does not have the right to enrich uranium. To … Continue reading

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Meet the Press’s David Gregory Fiery Anti-Iranian Rhetoric

David Gregory is not the Meet the Press moderator we were entitled to after the shocking death of Tim Russert. Mr Russert had nuance, was not blindly anti-Muslim and brought a progressive, humanistic streak to journalism. He was balanced but when … Continue reading

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Abolish N.F.L. Football, Abolish Gangsterism

It is time to abolish professional football; it brings the worst out of the American character. The fan devotion to “home thuggery team,” is similar to support the troops in time of war. The presence of intense local devotion or … Continue reading

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