Monthly Archives: January 2014

Loretta Capeheart Academic Freedom Case Settled at N.E.I.U.

Loretta Capeheart was in a long-running legal battle with Northeastern Illinois University (N.E.I.U.) to support progressive causes, to deter charges of slander, to advocate for peace and justice and to assert her academic freedom. Dr Capeheart is a member of … Continue reading

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Dr King, Claudette Colvin, Montgomery and Boycotts

The boycott movement was a key aspect of the Civil Rights Movement. In particular the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott, made possible by the courage of Claudette Colvin and Rosa Parks, who refused to surrender their seats to white males, was … Continue reading

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Boycotts of Israel, Academic Freedom and Phan Nguyen Critique

My article on the tenure travesty of Norman Finkelstein, the most egregious persecution of a faculty member since the great US purges of faculty during the McCarthy Era, is cited in a comprehensive critique of the American Association of University … Continue reading

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Shame on Senate Warmongers and Iran Sanctions Bill

The Senate effort to impose more sanctions on Iran with mister warmonger Harvard law grad Chuck┬áSchumer, senior Senator from New York, leading the way is anti-American and sinister. It is a call for war just when the potentiality for a … Continue reading

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Running in -14 Degree Chicago Weather

January 6, 2014┬áChicago Tribune I ran today despite the repeated warnings of frostbite and instant morbidity if one ventures outside the cocoon of domicile heat and flatscreendom. Running in extreme cold is very good training particularly when mixed with twelve … Continue reading

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A New Year’s Primer on Academic Freedom: Ten Points to Consider

Here some concepts that are basic to academic freedom. This might be helpful for those who are in the process of attempting to understand this concept: 1) It means you own your classroom. It does not belong to the assessment … Continue reading

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