For free speech advocates, the university's decision to renege on its agreement to hire Salaita reached its nadir with Chancellor Phyllis Wise's half-baked invocation of "civility" as some kind of justification for ditching the professor.
The Kansas Board of Regents, many members of which have been appointed by the governor, has voted to restrict academic free speech.
Professor Guth accepted the suspension, apparently because he was receiving threats. But if he's receiving threats, it's the university's duty to protect him, not suspend him. In a free society, we can't allow those who threaten speakers with violence to win by silencing voices they don't like.
How do you live with yourself when you click on a website or read a pundit's column or turn on a "news" show and find yourself exposed yet again to hatred and stupidity and raw prejudice delivered so slickly it almost sounds like reasonable opinion?
Although I had a life plan bound for a career in medicine, I learned that a liberal arts education is about being open to new ideas and experiences.
It's rare to find anyone who cheerfully admits to liking attorneys. On May 6, filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, the mind behind Super Size Me and Pom Wonder...
Careful review of the circumstances in specific regions of Mexico and the same precautions and common sense that is employed at home could mean the difference between gaining study and understanding and ignoring an opportunity.
Ultimately, we can't shop our way to sustainability. Reduce is the first edict of environmentalism, with Re-use and Recycle following close behind.
Next to crude oil, coffee may be our strongest addiction. More than half of Americans fuel themselves with one to four cups of coffee, totaling upwards of 330 million cups daily.