The talk by David Bernstein at went off without a hitch
at the University of Alabama, but as discussed yesterday
the continued harrassment of the Alabama Scholars Association
at UA appears to be escalating. A spokeswoman for the university says,
The issue is determining what qualifies as an actual UA faculty organization and what is really a national organization. There is an ongoing discussion of how the Alabama Scholars Association fits into that.
The university seeks to stop recognition of the ASA as a faculty organization (and thus entitled to the same university resources as other organizations.) ASA notes that the university has an AAUP
chapter on campus
that is fully recognized. We ask fellow bloggers to publicize this event as it represents another assault on academic freedom.