"Great" Modern Art: "Horrible" Victorian Art

Posted by in Academic Freedom on Mar 13 | Comments closed
"Great" Modern Art: "Horrible" Victorian Art
I recently came across a very poignant post on Art by “Faust.” It is stunning to compare the differences in what historically was passed as art, and what passes as “art” today.  What is most important is the cultural shift in the value statement of what art is supposed to be. Artwork as a form of imitation can...
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1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure

Posted by in Uncategorized on Feb 26 | Comments closed
1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure
1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure Download this statement as a .pdf. In 1940, following a series of joint conferences begun in 1934, representatives of the American Association of University Professors and of the Association of American Colleges (now the Association of American Colleges and Universities) agreed upon a restatement of principles...
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Tweeters, Diggers, and Webbies can help VAF

Posted by in Uncategorized on Feb 26 | Comments closed
Tweeters, Diggers, and Webbies can help VAF
VAF’s social experiment: The goal Amass evidence of discrimination of veterans, Christians, conservatives, and others on the American university campus by the faculty. The Method: Have people tweet or use the contact page of VAF to forward links to articles of bias/discrimination and other abuses of academic freedom. The Effect Student and parents will have...
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Harvard Finally Honors Medal of Honor Recipients

Posted by in Academic Freedom, Culture on Feb 26 | Comments closed
Harvard Finally Honors Medal of Honor Recipients
Share Harvard’s Warriors Honoring the Medal of Honor recipients. BY Jules Crittenden November 23, 2009, Vol. 15, No. 10 Cambridge, Mass. It was like a fleeting glimpse of an alternative world: the greatness of the past and what might be in the future, brought together for a moment at Harvard University last week. It was...
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Avatar fuel Islamic Protests

Posted by in Culture, Islam on Feb 26 | Comments closed
Avatar fuel Islamic Protests
Share The Making of the West Bank’s ‘Avatar’ Protest Carl Franzen (Feb. 12) – The conflict in the Middle East took on an especially cinematic quality Friday, when activists representing a small Palestinian village dressed up like the oppressed aliens from the blockbuster movie “Avatar” before staging a demonstration in front of the Israeli West...
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Who you calling a Liberal?

Posted by in Academic Freedom on Feb 21 | Comments closed
Who you calling a Liberal?
My high school history teacher used to say: “You think I am conservative; I am really an old-fashioned liberal.” We thought he was just making a joke, but the fact is, he was right on target. This article was written in 1955…before most of you ever had a chance to be liberal. Liberalism By Milton...
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Washington Post: Colleges are left not right

Posted by in Academic Freedom on Feb 21 | Comments closed
Washington Post: Colleges are left not right
College faculties, long assumed to be a liberal bastion, lean further to the left than even the most conspiratorial conservatives might have imagined, a new study says. Noam Chomsky By their own description, 72 percent of those teaching at American universities and colleges are liberal and 15 percent are conservative, says the study being published...
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Noam Chomsky and anti-war ethics

Posted by in Academic Freedom, Culture, Vietnam on Feb 21 | Comments closed
Noam Chomsky and anti-war ethics
Since the sixties, Noam Chomsky has been calling the United States an imperialist nation and continues to do so, now saying U.S. actions in Iraq and Afghanistan are imperialist. The purpose of Mr. Chomsky’s’ philosophy is to destroy the legitimacy of any and all acts of force by an ethical, lawful state. In essence, Mr....
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The Surge Comes to Salinas

Posted by in Culture, National, Public Policy on Feb 11 | Comments closed
The Surge Comes to Salinas
The Surge Comes to Salinas by Troy Senik A plan to apply counterinsurgency doctrine to gang violence Communities beset by seemingly unbreakable cycles of violence; law enforcement overmatched to the point of essentially ceding sovereignty to an organized and heavily armed resistance; citizens so intimidated by thugs that they won’t report them to authorities, for...
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The Anti-military Bias On Campus

Posted by in Academic Freedom on Feb 09 | Comments closed
The Anti-military Bias On Campus
The Anti-military Bias On Campus November 23, 2005 By Jerry Coffee Historically, college campuses have been the lightening rod for anti-military sentiment and violence. This has ranged from peaceful candlelight vigils to the occupation of administrative buildings, from the torching of ROTC facilities to the tragic deaths of students at Kent State during the Vietnam...
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