Watershed Unfiltered #1: Trigger Warning: Neoliberal Control
A discussion of religious liberty, trigger warnings, free speech, and spoilers for God's Not Dead 2.
“Trump Wants to Make Churches the New Super PACs,” Emma Green | The Atlantic
Full text: Trump Values Voter Summit Remarks
“Nebraska President Defends Athletes’ Protests,” Scott Jaschik | Inside Higher Ed
“Chantal Mouffe on the crisis within liberal democracy,” McKenzie Wark | Public Seminar
“Are Americans Turning Against the Death Penalty,” William Saletan | Slate
Alliance Defending Freedom Cases
“The Battle for Religious Freedom,” George O. Wood
“Free Listening or Why the Free Speech Bogeyman Exist,” Roger Berkowitz
“Trigger Warnings are Flawed” | Inside Higher Ed
2. Adjunct Crisis: Labor Issues in Higher Education
Jason Hertz and Ian Rogers talk with adjunct English professor Chris Small about the struggles of part-time, non-tenure track college teachers. With universities relying more and more on adjunct faculty, how do these neoliberal labor policies conflict with a university's fundamental goals for education, and what can teachers do about it?
1. Neighborhood Development and the Power of Names
Discussing current plans to "revitalize" the City of Lincoln, Amanda Huckins, Jason Hertz, and Paul Clark investigate local senses of place. A major focus of this discussion concerns a potential renaming of the Everett, Near South, and South Salt Creek neighborhoods. This conversation took place in the SP CE Commons community center at 1239 S. 14th St.