Phil Orenstein provides a compendium of coverage, including the most recent, on Barnard professor Abu El-Haj’s bid for tenure.
Why should one care? Because, as Orenstein writes:
The closed fortress of academia must be opened and held accountable to the public. The imminent tenure grant for this professor of questionable qualifications is a perfect example of how academic standards of peer-reviewed research and verifiable fact are being trumped by biased political ideologies.