Fired essentially for no other reason than acting on her conservative Republican beliefs in her free time, acclaimed sociologist Jean Cobbs has long been a dissident whose tribulations AIA has followed with concern.
Jean Cobbs’ political affiliation has made her a marked woman at Virginia State University, the historically black school where she has served on the faculty since 1971.
Retired VSU professor Carey Stronach recently spoke for an AIA event in Washington, D.C. Here is his survival story.
When conservative professors back one another up, the likely result is that both will be unemployed.
Professor Carey Stronach has a problem, a department chair who hates him supported a student claiming to have made an A, when he earned a D.
The Democratic governor of Virginia and the top Republican in that state’s Senate recently agreed on a tax hike to prop up the Old Dominion’s colleges and universities that may turn out to be a multi-billion dollar mistake.
In our experience, college administrators frequently engage in doublespeak, speaking out for academic freedom while actively suppressing it.
Dr. Jean R. Cobbs, a tenured full professor of sociology and social work, who was fired by the Virginia State University administration two years ago, received a settlement of $600,000.00 last week.