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Adjuncts at Lutheran university win right to unionize

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NLRB official, rejecting stance of Pacific Lutheran U., says non-tenure-track faculty members have right to vote on collective bargaining.

Appeals court upholds dismissal of professor who talked about sex with students

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Appeals court finds Slippery Rock U. was within its rights to dismiss a tenured professor for sex discussions with students on a spring break trip he led.

Legislators target UW-Madison and investigative journalism center

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Wisconsin lawmakers introduced a motion that would expel the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism from the UW-Madison campus and bar university employees from working with the nonprofit.

New book on gender, family and academe shows how kids affect careers in higher education

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A decadelong research initiative out of the University of California at Berkeley culminates in a detailed look at the effects of children on men's and women's academic careers.

Outrage over professor's Twitter post on obese students

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Professor sets off furor with comment on Twitter about obese Ph.D. applicants.

Appeals court rejects most of the government requests for documents at Boston College

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Appeals court backs Boston College on most of the interview records on Northern Ireland that the British government (backed by U.S. authorities) wanted turned over.

 

AAUP recommends more communication between faculty and governing boards

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In light of several recent, high-profile cases of poor communication between faculty and governing boards, AAUP advocates for regular interaction between the two groups and more shared governance.

In wake of controversy over Harvard dissertation on race and IQ, scrutiny for Michigan State researcher

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Jason Richwine quit Heritage Foundation amid controversy over his Harvard dissertation on race and IQ. Critics are now raising questions about work by a Michigan State physicist and vice president.

Ph.D.s as teachers and other ideas emerge from panel on doctoral reform at Stanford

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Stanford pledges to pay for a master's in education for humanities Ph.D.s who want to become high school teachers.

Colorado College's education major challenges whether disciplines still define the liberal arts

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New education major at Colorado College, a thriving liberal arts college, challenges whether sector should still be defined by traditional disciplines.

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