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AAUP-WSU & Wright State Administration to Co-Sponsor Spring Semester Speaker Series

Spring Semester Speaker Series

Co-Sponsored by AAUP-WSU & The Wright State Administration

To celebrate the centennial of AAUP and the contributions of all those who have served in leadership positions within the Chapter, but especially Rudy Fichtenbaum and Jim Vance, who have served since the founding of the Chapter.

Risa Lieberwitz

“‘Corporatization vs. Academic Freedom: Can Faculty Shared Governance Be Saved?”

Wednesday, January 14, 1:00 p.m.

Discovery A (163A SU)

 John McNay

“The Defeat of SB 5: Building for the Future on a Historic Victory”

Monday, January 26, 1:00 p.m.

Discovery A (163A SU)

 Howard Bunsis

Higher Education and State Legislatures Have All Lost Their Way”

Thursday, February 5, 1:00 p.m.

Rathskeller (008) SU


 Joerg Tiede

“University Reform: The Founding of the AAUP”

Thursday, February 26, 1:00 p.m.

Discovery A (163A SU)


 Miranda Merklein

“Higher Ed Fail: Combating Contingency and Corporatization with Adjunct Activism”

Monday, March 16, 1:00 p.m.

Discovery A (163A SU)

 Hank Reichman

“Can I Tweet That? Academic Freedom and the New Social Media”

Monday, March 30, 1:00 p.m.Discovery A (163A SU)

 John Wilson

“Forbidden Tweets: Academic Freedom and the Case of Steven Salaita”

Monday, April 13, 1:00 p.m.

Discovery A (163A SU)

Cancellations due to inclement weather or for other reasons will be announced on the chapter website at Inquiries about the series should be directed to Marty Kich at

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