2011 Media Releases

03.21.2011 | Groups Request Review of Visa Denial

3/24 Update: A U.S. Embassy today granted acclaimed Afghan human rights activist and former MP Malalai Joya, a visa, a little over a week after she was initially turned down

03.16.2011 | Decision Shows Why Arbitration is Important

AAUP chapter prevails on wages because arbitration process allowed the facts to come out.

02.18.2011 | Politically Controversial Academic Personnel Decisions

A new AAUP report issued for comment states that political or religious beliefs should not be grounds to hire, fire, or discipline faculty. 

02.02.2011 | Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Administration Violated Academic Good Practice

An AAUP investigating committee reports that, in suspending the faculty senate and refusing to grant governance rights to contingent faculty, the administration of RPI “contravened basic principles of shared academic governance.” 

01.13.2011 | Administration Will Address Ideological Exclusion

The Obama administration will take steps to reduce the exclusion of scholars and others from the U.S. on the basis of their political views, according to a State Department letter made public by the AAUP, the ACLU, and PEN American Center.