MLA Delegate Assembly narrowly approves controversial measure criticizing Israeli decisions on travel of scholars to the country and the West Bank. Should the meeting have been chaired by someone who backs boycott of Israel?
Speakers at MLA meeting endorse many reforms of graduate education, but object to the idea that Ph.D. programs should shrink.
At separate events at separate hotels, MLA panelists discuss the Israel boycott movement and academic freedom. Only those who attended both sessions heard divergent views.
There are lots of stories about jerks in academe. A new blog isn't about them.
Study finds significant impact of having a female voice on the committees that put together scientific symposiums.
Pro-Israel groups question why speakers at an MLA session on the Israel boycott all appear to favor it. Some of those speakers say there is nothing wrong with organizing a session that way.
After two years of gains, openings drop, and remain far below level of positions before the economic downturn.
Is it O.K. for a search committee to tell job candidates on January 3 that they do or do not have interviews at a disciplinary meeting that starts January 9?
Students and alumni rally around tenured professor who says she is being forced out because her lecture about prostitution (in a course on deviance) might make some people uncomfortable.
Should faculty be forced to check in every day by fingerprint? Chicago community college faculty members object to that possibility.
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