Centennial Celebration

Connecticut AAUP Celebrates 100 Years of Defending Academic Freedom

It was a day of history and action as academics and activists came together recently to celebrate AAUP’s 100-year anniversary of defending academic freedom. Hosted by the Connecticut State Conference of the American Association of University Professors at Weslyan University, the day was filled with presentations and workshops, including information on AAUP’s One Faculty Campaign, shared governance and how to mobilize members. Special guest Jorge Tiede, computer science professor at Illinois Weslyan and author of the Centennial Edition of the Redbook, gave an insightful look at the early years of the AAUP. National AAUP senior counsel Aaron Nisenson gave an an up-to-the-minute presentation on the latest efforts and court actions in the defense of academic freedom. The event was co-sponsored by CSU-AAUP, FWC/AAUP, UCHC-AAUP and UCONN-AAUP. IMG_0807 IMG_0858 IMG_0847  IMG_0840 IMG_0829 IMG_0827 (2) IMG_0824 IMG_0818 (2) IMG_0814 (2) IMG_0811 (2) IMG_0808 (2)IMG_0865   IMG_0847  IMG_0844 IMG_0841 IMG_0836 IMG_0835 IMG_0834 IMG_0833 IMG_0832