The Dismissal of Ned Balbo

Now they have come for the poets… Enough!


The Maryland AAUP conference sent us this piece by Ned Balbo, who taught for twenty-four years in the writing department at Loyola University Maryland. In it, Balbo recounts  how he lost his position because of new enforcement of a Loyola rule barring full-time non-tenure-track faculty members from reappointment to their existing position after six consecutive one-year contracts. Despite appeals to the administration from many of his colleagues as well as the national AAUP, Balbo remains jobless.

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