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An Update from GSOC

This update on the strike at NYU, today, from GSOC: New York Senators Charles Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton have written an open letter to the United States Senate, asking their colleagues to sign on to a letter to John … Continue reading

18 May 2006 by KF
Categories: academia, politics

Seditionist Creeps

This is one of the scariest things I’ve read in quite some time. A senior federal law enforcement official tells ABC News the government is tracking the phone numbers we call in an effort to root out confidential sources. “It’s … Continue reading

15 May 2006 by KF
Categories: politics

A Long-Overdue Open Letter to John Sexton

Dear President Sexton, As an alumna of New York University (Ph.D. English, 1998), I receive the usual set of appeals for donations, both from the university’s annual giving fund and from other fundraising bodies within NYU. In the past, I … Continue reading

11 May 2006 by KF
Categories: academia, politics

Is it Just Me, Or Is This Beginning to Sound a Little Familiar?

Remember back when I was asking all those questions about why an FBI task force had shown up on campus asking questions of a Venezuelan-American colleague? Can anybody say “Nigerian yellowcake“? Yes, they’re wingnuttier than most over there at the … Continue reading

14 March 2006 by KF
Categories: politics

Further Update

Again, via email: To the Pomona College Community: This afternoon, I received a phone call from the Agent in Charge of the Los Angeles Field Office of the FBI, who apologized for any disruption caused on our campus by the … Continue reading

10 March 2006 by KF
Categories: academia, politics

Update

Miguel’s story has now been picked up by the Pacific News Service. Come on, LA Times; we’re waiting… [Further UPDATE, 12.57 pm CST: My pal John Seery has a post about this outrage today at the Huffington Post.] [UPDATE, 3.11.06, … Continue reading

10 March 2006 by KF
Categories: academia, politics

Good Grief

This came in just now, via email: To the Pomona College community: On Tuesday, March 7, Miguel Tinker Salas, Arango Professor of Latin American History and Chicano Studies, was visited in his Pearsons Hall office by two men from the … Continue reading

09 March 2006 by KF
Categories: politics

The State of the Forgotten Part of the Union Address

From Katrenema, a short documentary on the state of New Orleans, over six months later. It’s devastating, partially due to the filmmaker’s sense that the images he can give us can’t fully convey the city’s desperation, but also partially because … Continue reading

08 March 2006 by KF
Categories: politics, watching

Remix Culture

Sounds to me like last night we had the first SOTU put together entirely out of samples of previous recordings. Or at least that’s how it reads. I wouldn’t know, because I didn’t take it in first-hand. Stuff’s like nails … Continue reading

01 February 2006 by KF
Categories: politics

On Strike at NYU

My doctoral institution, that private university in the public service, was at one point not too many years ago ahead of the pack in its recognition of its grad-student union. That recognition has of course now been withdrawn, and the … Continue reading

02 December 2005 by KF
Categories: academia, politics

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