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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.

Study challenges data and ideas behind grade inflation in higher education

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Study challenges assumption that professors have become more lenient in evaluating students, or that their grades have less "signaling" power. Another researcher challenges paper as inaccurate.

Florida Polytechnic U. to offer multi-year contracts, not tenure, to faculty

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Florida's newest state university announces it will be the first without the traditional form of job security for academics.

Panel proposes 'radical changes' to culture of scientific research

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The culture of scientific research needs a major shakeup to tackle the challenges facing society, a new report asserts.

Votes of no confidence proliferate but their impact seems minimal

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As the number of faculty votes of dissatisfaction with university administrators rises, the influence of such votes seems to wane.

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