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Academic Freedom and “Respectful Dialogue” at UAlberta’s Faculty of Arts: Response to Message from the Dean

Just over two weeks ago, there was some surprising news from the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT), which announced the launching of an investigation into infringement of academic freedom protections at Laurentian University. The surprise: the Faculty allegedly in … Continue reading

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You Too Can Be A Rock Star! (But What are the Consequences for the Academy as a Whole?)

Last Friday, members of the University of Alberta community squeezed into lecture hall 1-440 of the Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies to hear what Sebastian Thrun, the founder of one of the massive online open courses for-profit companies, Udacity, had … Continue reading

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