News Alert! – Prof. Peter Kirstein’s AAUP Committee cited in Inside Higher Ed

Department of History and Political Science Professor Peter N. Kirstein appears in an Inside Higher Ed article about the tenure denial case of linguistics professor John Boyle, Ph.D., at Northeastern Illinois University.

Kirstein chairs the AAUP Illinois Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure that paved the way for the national organization to investigate NEIU. The denial of tenure story also appeared in The Chronicle of Higher Education and the Chicago Tribune. Despite unanimous support from Prof. Boyle’s dean, chair, department, and university personnel committee, President Sharon Hahs denied him tenure. This is the eighth time that Kirstein has been quoted in an article within Inside Higher Ed.