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Professor Trachtenberg joins the campus free speech debate with new article

Professor Ben Trachtenberg joins the campus free speech debate with “Private Universities and the First Amendment,” in the Journal of Dispute Resolution. He argues that private universities should think carefully before adopting rules imposed by the Constitution on public institutions. Just as some private universities sensibly enact rules concerning religion that would be prohibited at state universities, a one-size-fits-all approach…

Professor Trachtenberg Provides Advice for New Faculty Senate Chairs

Professor Ben Trachtenberg’s new article, “Advice for a New Faculty Senate Chair” appears in the May-June 2018 issue of Academe, the magazine of the American Association of University Professors. The article offers leadership advice based on his experience as chair of the MU Faculty Council from 2015 to…

Professor Trachtenberg Speaks at Illinois American Association of University Professors Conference

Professor Ben Trachtenberg spoke at the spring conference of the Illinois American Association of University Professors (AAUP). The conference theme was “Defending Academic Freedom, Shared Governance and Tenure in an Ever Changing Academic Environment.” Professor Trachtenberg’s talk, “How Shared Governance Served Free Speech at Missouri: A Case Study,” discussed collaboration between Mizzou administration and faculty (including Professor Chris Wells and…

Professor Trachtenberg Writes About Racial Bias in Higher Education for Washington Post Blog

In The Washington Post’s Answer Sheet blog, “Racial bias in campus discipline: When will universities look in the mirror?,”  Professor Ben Trachtenberg writes about racial bias in higher education student discipline, and why universities should keep demographic data. His piece discusses research he published in the Nevada Law Journal’s Fall 2017 issue: “How University Title IX Enforcement and Other Discipline Processes…

Professor Trachtenberg Publishes Book Chapter About Shared Governance and Freedom of Speech

Professor Ben Trachtenberg has a chapter published in “Leading Colleges and Universities: Lessons from Higher Education Leaders,” a new book from Johns Hopkins University Press. Other contributors include former Yale President Richard Levin and Lawrence S. Bacow, newly chosen as president of Harvard University. Trachtenberg’s chapter is called “The Complexities of Shared Governance and Freedom of Speech,” and it discusses…

Professor Trachtenberg Presents Research About Racial Disparities in Student Discipline

Professor Ben Trachtenberg spoke on March 19 at The George Washington University’s School of Public Policy & Public Administration, presenting on his research related to racial disparities in college and university student discipline. “How University Title IX Enforcement and Other Discipline Processes (Probably) Discriminate Against Minority Students” appears at 18 Nevada Law Journal 107 (Fall 2017). The article discusses how unlike elementary…

Professor Trachtenberg Speaks at Harvard about Mizzou Protests

Professor Ben Trachtenberg spoke on February 12 at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. His talk was titled, “The 2015 University of Missouri Protests: Lessons for University Administrators and Student Activists.” The HGSE Office of Student Affairs, along with the Equity & Inclusion Fellows Program, sponsored his visit. After Professor Trachtenberg’s talk, he participated in a panel about student protests,…

Professor Trachtenberg Named by Curators Chair to University Working Group for Residence Hall Name

Maurice B. Graham, ’62, Chair of the University of Missouri System Board of Curators, appointed Professor Ben Trachtenberg to a university working group that will recommend a name for a new Mizzou residence hall. The working group co-chairs are Curator Darryl M. Chatman Jr., ’08, and Student Representative to the Curators Courtney Lauer, ’17. The working group is charged with…

Nevada Law Journal to Publish Professor Trachtenberg’s Article on Race and Campus Discipline

Professor Ben Trachtenberg wrote an article on race and campus discipline that will appear in the Nevada Law Journal in 2018. The article, which is available online in draft form, argues that university discipline procedures likely discriminate against minority students and that increasingly muscular Title IX enforcement — launched with the best of intentions in response to real problems —…

Does University Discipline Discriminate?: Professor Trachtenberg Speaks at Drake Law School

Professor Ben Trachtenberg recently presented to the faculty of Drake Law School in Des Moines, Iowa. His talk, “Does College and University Discipline Discriminate Against Minority Students?,” concerned research related to a forthcoming article that will appear in the Nevada Law Journal. Professor Trachtenberg argues that colleges and universities should collect and publish data on the demographics of students subjected…