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Posts Tagged ‘academic freedom’

Opinion: Who would Jesus discriminate against?

In Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Current Events on June 20, 2014 at 8:51 am

This opinion piece provides a very interesting personal take on what it was and is like to live and work from a dissenting position in a religious institution. While the specific problem in this case relates to the religious mission of the Trinity Western University (BC, Canada), the questions it raises around academic freedom and social justice in the academy are very real in all institutions of higher education, as the recent hubbub at the University of Saskatchewan and a variety of US institutions attests.

Have a read of Who would Jesus discriminate against? and let me know your thoughts.


The object of power is power: a report from today’s Kansas Board of Regents meeting

In Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Choice, Current Events on May 20, 2014 at 7:00 am

What do Saskatchewan and Kansas have in common? Plenty, I’m sure, but one of the more unexpected is that each place has become a flashpoint in the battle over academic freedom. If you missed it, a University of Saskatchewan professor was recently fired and his tenure revoked (or was it?) for speaking out against administrative decisions to which he was party. The professor is now back but the university’s decision has done nothing to staunch the PR bleeding. Indeed, if you read through the linked post below you’ll find that the U of S has received precisely the kind of brand attention it desires least.

Have a read.

 The object of power is power: a report from today’s Kansas Board of Regents meeting.

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