SOURCE: Chronicle of Higher Education
by Silke-Maria Weineck
For 31 years, the University of Michigan has sponsored an academic freedom lecture named for three professors suspended for refusing to cooperate with HUAC. This year, its marketing team did everything it could to conceal the identity of the lecturer: a lawyer who fights the silencing of pro-Palestinian activists.
SOURCE: Mother Jones
John Tanton donated 25 boxes of documents related to his work with anti-immigration advocacy organizations beginning in the 1960s. The gift stipulated that much of the collection be sealed until 2035. An immigration advocate says that Tanton's connections to right-wing anti-immigrant groups and the pro-eugenics Pioneer Fund means the university should unseal the papers now.
SOURCE: Inside Higher Education
The university's reopening plans were at the center of a narrow vote by the university's faculty to declare no confidence in President Mark Schlissel.
by Martin Halpern
Activists in today’s struggles against institutionalized racism and for black lives can benefit from studying a local victory of fifty years ago. In the spring of 1970, the Black Action Movement (BAM) at the University of Michigan led a thirteen-day strike that won a commitment to change by the university administration.
SOURCE: The Michigan Daily
University of Michigan’s Victor Lieberman objects that he was silenced at a debate over divestment from Israel
"This is not a partisan but a serious national concern. So far this year alone, at least 29 speakers have been disinvited or prevented from speaking on college campuses."
SOURCE: Michigan News
The answer is Heather Ann Thompson for her book on the Attica Prison uprising.
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