CJU stands in solidarity with the Concerned Faculty at Penn State in the fight for racial justice.
Professor Baker’s Legal Defense Fund
Penn State President Bendapudi recently announced her intention to reinstate Professor Oliver Baker and end the AC70 academic misconduct proceedings against him. He has paid an enormous price that includes a year of his life and career, as well as over $30,000 in legal expenses. We are once again asking our colleagues to help defray … Continue reading Professor Baker’s Legal Defense Fund
Professor Baker Reinstated!
On June 5, President Bendapudi released a statement to the Chair of the University Faculty Senate communicating her intention to reinstate Professor Oliver Baker to his professional duties and end the AC70 academic misconduct proceedings against him. President Bendapudi contended that while Professor Baker did commit professional misconduct during a pro-vaccine rally on August 17, … Continue reading Professor Baker Reinstated!
Open Letter to President Bendapudi
Re: Dr. Oliver Baker's AC70 Termination Process Dear President Bendapudi, In 2018, you took a courageous stand against racism in response to John Schnatter’s repeated demonstrations of anti-Black bigotry. You removed the Papa John name from the University of Louisville football stadium and Schnatter’s name from a program in the UL business school. Now, in … Continue reading Open Letter to President Bendapudi
Statement of Support for Professor Oliver Baker
Update on our previous Statement of Support (Dec 10) The Coalition for a Just University applauds the Centre County District Attorney’s Office’s decision to drop the misdemeanor charges against Professor Oliver Baker for the events that took place at the August 27 Student-Faculty Unity Rally to vaccinate Penn State. Professor Baker was also found not … Continue reading Statement of Support for Professor Oliver Baker