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Office Hours Replay: UNC Special Committee Report

Office Hours Replay: UNC Special Committee Report

With Guest, Dr. Hank Reichman

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Show Description: On April 28 the American Association of University Professors released a report of the Special Committee on Governance, Academic Freedom, and Institutional Racism in the University of North Carolina System. This replay of the June 1, 2022 episode of “Office Hours with Dr. De Veau” we were joined by Dr. Henry Reichman, a member of the committee to discuss the results of this system wide investigation which ultimately discovered extraordinary partisanship and political interference that has resulted in deep racism across the system that has impacted governance, hiring and academic freedom. Dr. Reichman provided insight into the investigation, how the AAUP can impact academic freedom moving forward, and implications for consideration at any campus. Watch the video of the interview


Show Notes & Links: Resources mentioned in this broadcast

AAUP Report of a Special Committee: Governance, Academic Freedom, and Institutional Racism in the University of North Carolina System
Silent Sam Pedestal Removal
Nikole Hannah-Jones Tenure Debacle
Eric Muller, an outspoken law professor, was not reappointed to UNC Press


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