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Temple University Faculty Herald Posts

Temple Posts Profits, Yet Proposes More Budget Cuts

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Temple University slashed its budget, anticipating a once-in-a-generation economic downturn. Now one year into the crisis, the university is proposing a second round of budget cuts for the 2021-2022 academic year. This time, union members say the impact could devastate the livelihoods of non-tenure track professors and increase already bloated class sizes.

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Editorial: Academic Freedom and Non-Disclosure Agreements

The University requires faculty to include a statement about academic freedom in every syllabus. Student learning, we are told, is inseparable from academic freedom. But academic freedom also requires that faculty be free to speak, and from a place of knowledge — free to speak about the criteria and process of searching for a new President of the University; free to speak about the new Strategic Plan; free to speak about budgets; free to speak about how the University is set up and run in general, with knowledge, and with an eye to whether decisions about the running of an academic institution keep in mind academics.

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The Center for Antiracism Research: A Temple Initiative Against Racism

[The Center will] create formations around the study of topics such as white supremacy, anti-African police actions, economic discrimination, early interventions in racial culturation, structural racism, resistance to dysconscious racism, cultural domination, elimination of violence against racialized bodies, racial politics, astral-blackness and afro-futurism, racial discontents in the 21st century, racial stereotypes in visual media, homelessness and racism, intersections of patriarchy and hierarchy, and epistemological racism

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