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The NYU chapter of the American Association of University Professors supports the censure of the University of Toronto by the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT). On April 22, 2021, CAUT’s council unanimously voted to impose censure on the University of Toronto over its decision to terminate the candidacy of Dr. Valentina…

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NYU AAUP

Dear NYU President Andrew Hamilton, The Executive Committee of NYU’s chapter of the American Association of University Professors supports the autonomy of NYU faculty in choosing not to cooperate with the study abroad program at NYU’s Tel Aviv site (NYU-TA). Within a few days, nearly one hundred NYU faculty (and more…

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Banner that reads "Fair Contract Now" hung on a building with a group of graduate students on the picket surrounding it

NYU-AAUP stands in support of GSOC’s strike action. We deplore the efforts of NYU’s Administration to divide faculty over support of the strike with its threat to take action against those who choose not to cross the picket line. We strongly advocate that faculty resist calls to substitute their own labor for…

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At a GSOC rally, a speaker stands in the foreground with their back to the camera speaking to a group of people rallying

While NYU-AAUP is not a bargaining chapter, we routinely advocate for the collective bargaining rights of our fellow employees. Today, we stand in support of GSOC’s strike action, as we did fifteen years ago when our university administration’s ill-advised effort to stamp out the union left a bitter and divisive…

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protest featuring sign that reads "Racism is a virus"

The AAUP-NYU Chapter condemns anti-Asian violence in all its forms. We issue this statement in solidarity with Asian and Asian-American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) faculty, students, and staff in grief, fear and outrage. Here, we are responding in particular to the murderous attacks in Georgia on Asian working women, but…

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Photograph of a crowd in the street for a political demonstration. A large pink sign in the foreground says "Cancel the Debt!"

by Andrew Ross[cross-posted on Academe Blog] In one of the great ironies of our times, Joe Biden, who did more than any other politician to make it harder for individuals to escape their credit card debts and student loans, is likely to discharge a significant chunk of education debt once he takes…

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Photo of Leila Khaled wearing a keffiyeh with fist raised in the air, logos of Zoom, Facebook, and YouTube in the background.

November 9, 2020 Dear President Hamilton, Thank you for the response to our letter of concern about Zoom censorship, and to those sent from various Departments, Schools, and the Contract Senators’ Council. It is important for AAUP members – at NYU and nationally — and for the faculty at large,…

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Below are several statements from allied organizations and departments regarding the recent censorship of the NYU AAUP event Against the Censorship and Criminalization of Academic Political Speech: AAUP Urges NYU President to Address Zoom Censorship (October 29, 2020) Letter from Palestine Legal, Center for Constitutional Rights, Climate Defense Project, Partnership…

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zoom logo on black background

Today, Zoom unilaterally shut down a webinar hosted by the NYU chapter of the AAUP, and co-sponsored by several NYU departments and institutes. The webinar was scheduled to discuss the censorship, by Zoom and other big tech platforms, of an open classroom session last month at SFSU, featuring the Palestinian…

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Photo of Leila Khaled wearing a keffiyeh with fist raised in the air, logos of Zoom, Facebook, and YouTube in the background.

Against the Censorship and Criminalization of Academic Political Speech October 23, 20204pm, Zoom Last month, Zoom, Facebook, and YouTube all shut down an open academic webinar, organized by a San Francisco State University department, and featuring Palestinian liberation advocate Leila Khaled. Why are big tech platforms making decisions that violate…

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