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Open Letter to University of Cape Town

By Alliance for Academic Freedom

From: Prof. Cary Nelson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and AAF Chair  To: Mamokgethi Phakeng (Vice Chancellor), Sipho Pityana (Chair of Council), and other members of the worldwide University of Cape Town Community March 28, 2019 I write as chair of the Alliance for Academic Freedom (AAF), a faculty group devoted to preserving and protecting academic freedom […]

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Pitzer College’s Failed Assault on Academic Freedom

By Alliance for Academic Freedom

The Executive Committee of the Alliance for Academic Freedom (AAF) condemns the vote by Pitzer College faculty and students to urge cancellation of the college’s study abroad program at Haifa University. We applaud president Marvin Oliver’s forthright decision to preserve this educational opportunity for Pitzer students. Faculty and students at Pitzer College in California recently […]

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Pitzer College Pres Vetoes BDS

By TTN Blog

Pitzer College is one of the seven independent components of the Claremont, California consortium of colleges near Los Angeles.  Last November, TTN’s Alliance for Academic Freedom issued a statement opposing a faculty BDS resolution at that time (“Eroding Academic Freedom“).  The issue has come up again with a faculty vote to end the college’s study-abroad […]

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NY Times’ Bari Weiss: Liberal-ish Conservative Jew

By Ralph Seliger

NY Times opinion editor and writer, Bari Weiss, has a heart of gold who hits the right notes for most liberal defenders of Israel and Jews — but not necessarily with the right emphasis.  Speaking from the stage of the ornate sanctuary of New York’s Temple Emanu-El, in an event organized by the Streicker Center, its […]

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A Sympathetic Look at Steven Salaita’s New Blog

By TTN Blog

For prior TTN posts on Steven Salaita, a Palestinian American whose hateful polemical tweeting behavior has shut him out of an academic career, click here and there. The following is from a new Faculty Lounge post by Steven Lubet, a TTN colleague who is a professor of law at Northwestern University:  Steven Salaita has launched a […]

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ERODING ACADEMIC FREEDOM

By Alliance for Academic Freedom

This is a statement of the executive committee of the Alliance for Academic Freedom protesting BDS decisions at Pitzer College in Claremont, California, and Stellenbosch University in South Africa:   The movement to boycott, divest from, and sanction Israel on college campuses has on the whole seen relatively little success in the past two years. Colleges and […]

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BDS Bans Recommending Students for Israeli Universities

By Alliance for Academic Freedom

IS WRITING A LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION A PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY OR A POLITICAL CHOICE? By Susana Cavallo, David Greenberg, Rebecca Lesses, Jeffry Mallow, Sharon Musher, Cary Nelson (Chair), and Kenneth Stern, the executive committee of the Alliance for Academic Freedom [This statement expands upon and updates an op-ed first published in the Chronicle of Higher Education, […]

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