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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

CJU Opposes “Pray the Gay Away” Event at Penn State

The Coalition for a Just University joins with the Penn State chapter of the American Association of University Professors, the Penn State Students Against Sexist Violence, University Park Undergraduate Association, Lion PRIDE, Queer and Trans People of Color, and the many other students, staff, and faculty who have expressed outrage at the impending visit of … Continue reading CJU Opposes “Pray the Gay Away” Event at Penn State