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Presentation by O’Brien at AAUP chapter meeting, “AAUP Censure, Academic Freedom, and Criminal background Checks:  An Open Discussion”, October 2015

This statement addresses common questions that have arisen in relation to the AAUP’s censure of the University of Illinois. It outlines briefly the AAUP’s procedures for removing a university from its censure list and how these are likely to apply to the University of Illinois. It ends with a few comments on what might be done to move the University forward, quite apart from the issue of censure.