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Open Meeting

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Chapter

AAUP Censure and the Univerity of Illinois: An Open Discussion

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
3:00-4:30 PM
211 Illini Union

In conjunction with its Annual Meeting, the UIUC Chapter of the American Association of University Professors is sponsoring a panel discussion on the possibility of AAUP censure of the University of Illinois.

There will be a social hour starting at 2:30 p.m. with light refreshments available. The annual Chapter business meeting will be at 3:00 PM followed by the panel discussion. Each of the panelists will make a short presentation to be followed by open discussion. The meetings are open to the public (though only Chapter members may vote during the business meeting)

2:30 - 3:00 PM: Social gathering and refreshments

3:00 - 3:15 PM (209 Illini Union): Business Meeting

3:15 - 4:30 PM (209 Illini Union): Panel Discussion

Moderator: Harry Hilton, Chapter President

Panelists: David O'Brien, Art and Design, "How Did We Get Here?"

Cary Nelson, English, "What Can the University Do?"

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In 1953, with 708 members, our AAUP chapter was the largest in the country.

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