Professor says AU Cairo wronged him in canceling his chair after he resisted donor's demands


A religion professor at the American University in Cairo says the university had no right to revoke his chair title after he resisted a donor's demands that he teach Islam in a preferential manner.

Rejecting the requirement to publish dissertations online

Balking at a requirement to upload a copy of his doctoral thesis to an online database run by library services company ProQuest, one student pushes back.

Institutions generally don't have provisions against professors dating students they just taught

Institutions tend to either ban student-faculty dating altogether or where a supervisory relationship exists. But they don't ever say professors can't date students who were recently -- sometimes very recently -- in their classes.

USC Board of Trustees to undergo major changes in the wake of recent scandals

Scandal-plagued University of Southern California has a new president coming in, but many believe the institution can't really change without a true overhaul of its large and quarrelsome Board of Trustees.

Former Ohio State doctor abused nearly 200 young men with no consequences for decades

A report finds that Ohio State staffers -- including 22 coaches -- knew about sexual misconduct by deceased former doctor Richard Strauss but did nothing to intervene.

College Board will add adversity score for everyone taking the SAT

College Board says tool will provide more context for admissions officers. Many are skeptical of the plan. Critics and defenders of affirmative action see different problems with the index.

Ohio State issues report on abuse of scores of former students by doctor

Report finds that university employees knew about the abuse by a doctor and failed to act.

Gordon College eliminates 36 positions, announces cuts to many liberal arts majors

Gordon College announces cuts to majors, consolidating history, philosophy and political science into a single department and eliminating stand-alone majors in chemistry, foreign languages, physics and other fields.

Historian at U Minnesota 'celebrates' tenure with critiques of governing board's recent actions in renaming debate

Historian at U of Minnesota "celebrates" tenure with a scathing critique of her governing board's recent actions against a building-renaming proposal. She says she couldn't have risked these statements without job security.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute clarifies promotion process to full professor and expands the definition of scholarship

WPI wants associate professors to understand what's possible, and offer options that go beyond traditional research.


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