Category Archives: Statements & Letters

Dear Provost Fleming: The NYU chapter of the AAUP has recently learned of four tenure casesthat were denied by the Dean or Provost’s office after unanimousdepartmental and/or School support. The awarding of tenure is a decisionthat is subject to the principles of shared governance; thus it is worrisomethat so many recent recommendations by faculty have…

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[view as PDF] To: President Andrew Hamilton  In the days since we sent you the NYU-AAUP letter, the national AAUP has  weighed in, condemning the UM administration’s decision to punish Professor  Cheney-Lippold without any semblance of the due process that is required, under  AAUP policy, in cases concerning the disciplining…

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[view as PDF] To: President Andrew Hamilton  We, the officers of NYU’s AAUP chapter, are writing to comment on the news that  University of Michigan Professor John Cheney-Lippold has been censured and  punished by administrators for declining to write a letter of recommendation for a  student applying to a Study…

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[view as PDF] Dear President Hamilton, We, the officers of the NYU-AAUP chapter, are writing to express our strong concern about the revelation, as published in a New York Times op-ed article that our colleague Mohamad Bazzi, was denied permission to teach at NYUAD. We have now learned that Arang…

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Khaldoon Al-Mubarak Member, New York University Board of Trustees Chairman, Abu Dhabi Executive Affairs Authority Cc: Andrew Hamilton President, New York University Cc: Al Bloom Vice-chancellor, New York University Abu Dhabi Cc: Katherine Fleming Provost, New York University Cc: William Berkley Chair, Board of Trustees, New York University June 27,…

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Dear President Hamilton, We, the officers of the NYU-AAUP chapter, sent you a letter on December 19th expressing our concerns about the case of Kristin Bogos, an NYU alumna, who has been barred entry to the UAE and Qatar because of her research. To date, we have not received a…

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The members of the AAUP chapter at NYU hold a variety of views about the efficacy of academic boycotts. In recognition of that range of opinion, we do not support President Sexton’s condemnation of the American Studies Association’s resolution to boycott Israeli universities. Faculty have a right to express their…

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Dear President Sexton: We, the officers of the NYU-AAUP Chapter, are writing to express our deep distress about the revelation, as reported by Jim Dwyer in the New York Times, that a private investigator has been making inquiries about Professor Andrew Ross, who was recently banned from entering the UAE…

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The upcoming FAS Vote of No Confidence (to be held March 11-15 by e-ballot) is a stark, but healthy, indicator of the revival of faculty interest in substantive shared governance here at NYU. It confirms the central role that faculty should play in ensuring that our educational institution lives up…

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The American Association of University Professors is the originator and steward of the basic principles of governance and academic freedom observed by U.S. universities. Inspired by the Vote of No Confidence process set in motion by NYU’s Faculty of Arts and Science, we offer the following list of requisites for…

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