Cary Nelson


Thursday, April 29 — 7 PM — Nonstop Institute — 305 N. Walnut St, Yellow Springs


The third event in a series of video conferences on higher education issues @ Nonstop

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Noted author and AAUP President, Professor Cary Nelson (Jubilee Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) discussed the state of the humanities today based on insights gathered since the publication of his 2010 book, No University Is an Island: Saving Academic Freedom.

Along with his long standing work as a distinguished professor of modern poetry and literary theory, Nelson is widely recognized as a committed commentator, advocate and activist for socially-just institutional practice, academic freedom and higher education reform. Frequently situated as a voice of social conscience in national debate on higher education, Professor Nelson has in recent years generously shared his ongoing educational research with Nonstop, and we were pleased to welcome him back to discuss the current situation for progressive liberal education and possible paths ahead.

This event was programmed and facilitated by Nonstop Working Members Iveta Jusova and Dan Reyes.