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The Latest Word on El-Haj

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.

 

More on the controversy, kindness of Campus Watch, here, here and here.

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