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Court rejects suit over 'Hot for Teacher' essay

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Federal judge rejects First Amendment challenge from student who was suspended after he wrote about his affections and physical feelings for his instructor.

Historians' association faces criticism for proposal to embargo dissertations

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American Historical Association wants universities to permit blocking of online access to doctoral students' work for six years, saying such rules will protect new Ph.D.s seeking to publish. Not everyone wants to be protected.

House proposal would slash funding for NEH in half, part of broader trend

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Bill would halve funding for National Endowment for the Humanities, representing biggest cut in two decades, and rallying advocates.

Penn State faculty object to details of a new preventive health care plan

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Penn State will impose $100 monthly surcharge on employees who don't submit to annual test of body mass index, waist size, "full lipid profile" and more.

Nursing schools face faculty shortages

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With retirements looming, vacancies unfilled and accreditors cracking down, many colleges search for strategies to hire professors in fast-growing field.

 

Iowa state legislators mandate course-level 'continuous improvement' reporting, to mixed reactions

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Faculty members at Iowa's 3 public universities must demonstrate learning outcomes and report on how students achieve them. Proponents see "continuous improvement," while critics see paperwork.

E-mails reveal that Mitch Daniels, as governor, tried to ban Howard Zinn book

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Mitch Daniels, while governor of Indiana, tried to ban the teaching of Howard Zinn and sought to cut funds to program led by a professor who was a critic, AP investigation reveals. UPDATE: Daniels responds.

UConn launches investigation into its own handling of child sex abuse allegations against professor

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UConn goes public with investigation into child sex abuse allegations against professor -- and some documents indicate that as far back as 2006, some at the university were told of the charges.

Wisconsin Stevens Point struggles with high faculty turnover due to low salaries

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As Ph.D.s across the country look for jobs, some professor slots at regional universities outside of major cities go unfilled due to low salaries. U. of Wisconsin at Stevens Point illustrates the challenges.

 

Ball State University astronomy pick raises questions in light of on ongoing Creationism debate there

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Some say astronomy professor Guillermo Gonzalez's anti-evolution views are far outside the mainstream and question his hire by Ball State. Others say deserves a shot. Either way, he'll be under scrutiny.

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