MAP on the U.S. NLRB Proposed Rule on the Status of Graduate Student Workers

Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) is helping to spread the word about the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) proposed rule that would overturn the 2016 Columbia decision, which held that students at private universities counted as workers for the purpose of the NLRA and were thus entitled to collective bargaining rights. In solidarity with graduate students that this rule would affect, […]

Academic Staff and Racism

As an article in Times Higher Education (THE) reports, the U.K. Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has charged that U.K. institutions take racial harassment and other forms of racism directed at students more seriously than they take racist abuse directed at academic staff. The THE article by Anna McKie is reprinted in its entirety […]

The Bioethics of Enhancement – Now In Paperback!

Melinda’s book, The Bioethics of Enhancement: Transhumanism, Disability, and Biopolitics, is now available in paperback and will be on display at SPEP! Here is a description of the book: In a critical intervention into the bioethics debate over human enhancement, philosopher Melinda Hall tackles the claim that the expansion and development of human capacities is […]

A Canadian University and the Slave Trade

A recent article in University Affairs explains the importance and impact of a new report that identifies the ties between the history and funding of Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada and the transatlantic/North American slave trade. The article, by Emily Baron Cadloff, is reprinted in entirety below. ________________________________________________________________ Dalhousie Panel Uncovers Links Between University and […]

Hurricane prep, again

Hurricane preparation in Florida is an annual affair, at least. A lot of people in my area do not have enough money or space to prepare adequately for storms in advance. And, of course, when it comes to purchasing items once the news hits that a hurricane or major storm is headed our way, essential […]

App-Based Wayfinding for Blind Students, Staff, and Campus Visitors at University of Guelph

The article by Meaghan Haldenby reprinted below originally appeared in University Affairs on May 27, 2019. The original version of Haldenby’s article includes a video that provides a demonstration of the oral description and other features of the BlindSquare app that U of G uses. _________________________________________________________ The University of Guelph has installed BlindSquare, an app-based wayfinding […]

Coming Soon to BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY!

Pittsburgh Summer Program 3, the third edition of a summer program for members of groups underrepresented in philosophy of science, has been in full swing all week and ends tomorrow. You can get a general overview of the Pitt Summer Program here. Next week, Edouard Machery, Director of the Center for Philosophy of Science at […]

Resist: What Steps Can We Take Against Family Separation and Child Detention?

I’ve been thinking a lot about responsibility, both in my philosophical research and personally. As so often happens, these two threads are coming together through a political crisis that feels crushing – the ongoing violence and abuses against migrants committed by the US government at the southern border of the United States. While the crisis […]