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MLA Delegate Assembly narrowly votes to criticize Israel

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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 generally are skeptical of idea of shrinking Ph.D. programs

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Speakers at MLA meeting endorse many reforms of graduate education, but object to the idea that Ph.D. programs should shrink.

At MLA event and counter-event, debate over the Israel boycott

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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.

Blog aims to 'normalize' kindness in academe

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There are lots of stories about jerks in academe. A new blog isn't about them.

To get women on conference panels, they must be on panels that invite speakers, study finds

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Study finds significant impact of having a female voice on the committees that put together scientific symposiums.

Debate over panel at MLA raises issue of when balance matters

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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.

Number of jobs in history drops 7.3%

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After two years of gains, openings drop, and remain far below level of positions before the economic downturn.

Email to job candidates renews debate about conference interviewing

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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?

Tenured professor at Boulder says she is being forced out over lecture on prostitution

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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.

Chicago community college faculty object to idea of being fingerprinted daily

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Should faculty be forced to check in every day by fingerprint? Chicago community college faculty members object to that possibility.

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