In my study group we read an interesting paper about this that said it was reformist and not revolutionary. Axé.
Six Louisiana institutions are under AAUP censure right now, and one of them, LSU-BR, is under double censure. The investigations that lead to censure are expensive. This is why the national AAUP is depressed about us. No state has so many institutions under censure, and many have none. Louisiana is a small state with few … More The AAUP
This is the site. Axé.
Academic freedom won’t survive if it is defended merely or mainly as a principle. It survives in and because of a bundle of values and practices—including ways of spending time and the pursuit of knowledge without preidentified end—that undergird the institution. It is crucially important for administrators and faculty alike to understand how the shift … More Academic freedom
I really MUST study the Louisiana-Caribbean connection in greater detail — there’s a 19th century novel called Macandal, and Séjour has a short story, Le Mulâtre, about paternity as well as a play about Jewishness and limpieza de sangre. In police news, consider the story of Fred Hampton, some damning evidence on the FBI, and … More French Louisiana, and the police
This is the most brilliant blog ever, and we should all be studying it. Also: why did I not know about Gamaliel Churata? Axé.
1. Amendments to Constitution, per letter from B.T. (Post restructuring — to fit with idea of sections, address relationship between chapters including national chapter, conference, and section.) 2. Discussion of what Conference can do. (Powers of conference, why we need a functioning one.) One is make sure all chapters, and ideally Senates, try to get … More Agenda for that January meeting
This was part II of the first organizing workshop, and it was on positive messaging. [Avoid getting caught in manipulative tactics because you are trying to understand (and also trying to create bridges, get along).] Get a good marketing firm, they said, and know what messages you want to put out. Create a site like … More Old notes on another topic
Here’s an action alert: write The Nation and complain about their faux-lefty piece. The Arnautoff murals are not there to “remind black people of oppression.” They are there as a critique of the canonization of George Washington and yes, they remind one that this progenitor of American liberty held slaves. They don’t have any of … More Action alert!