Magazine article Academe

Campaign for the Common Good

Magazine article Academe

Campaign for the Common Good

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National Campaign Committee

The AAUP is pleased to announce the formation of a prestigious national committee to steer its first-ever capital campaign, the Campaign for the Common Good. The goal of the campaign is to strengthen the Association's endowment and to ensure the future of the AAUP as an effective, independent voice for academic freedom in higher education.

"The distinguished members of the National Campaign Committee represent a wide range of experience and expertise both within and outside of academia," says Roger Bowen, the Association's general secretary. "They have one important thing in common: they are committed to the future of higher education as an independent and creative force for the common good."

The National Campaign Committee will be co-chaired by Robert M. O'Neil, leading authority on the First Amendment, director of the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression, and former president of the University of Virginia and of the University of Wisconsin system, and by Joan Wallach Scott, the Harold F. Linder Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in the School of Social Science, important contributor to the field of women's history, and author of the just released Parité: Sexual Equality and the Crisis of French Universalism.

Committee Members

Chinua Achebe, acclaimed Nigerian essayist and novelist, author of Things Fall Apart, and Charles P. Stevenson Professor of Languages and Literature at Bard College.

Kenneth Joseph Arrow, emeritus professor at Stanford University and winner of the 1972 Nobel Prize in economics.

Robert N. Bellah, professor of sociology at the University of California, Berkeley, and co-author of Habits of the Heart.

Jonathan R. Cole, John Mitchell Mason Professor of the University at Columbia University and co-editor of The Research University in a Time of Discontent.

Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University and author of Tom Paine and Revolutionary America. …

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