Social Sciences / Education

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.

AAUP survey finds that average faculty salary increased by rate of inflation in last year

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AAUP's annual survey shows modest pay gains, but low rate of inflation means that many full-time faculty members have a bit more spending power. Salaries and raises are larger at private than at public institutions.

Senate vote prompts discussion among political scientists about their political strategy

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Senate vote to bar support from the NSF has many scholars wondering whether their discipline needs a new strategy. Also being debated: Was an exception to the ban a win for research or a loss on principle?

Study finds minimal increases in average faculty salaries

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Median base salaries for tenure-track professors at four-year institutions were up 2.1% in 2012, about the rate of inflation. Increases at private institutions outpaced those at publics.

Student organizers of a Wharton conference cancel controversial keynote speech

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Student organizers of a forum at Wharton School revoke invitation to controversial keynote speaker from India after professors oppose his appearance.

Controversy over retired Army psychologist up for post at University of Missouri

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Ex-Army psychologist -- credited with "cleaning up" Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib -- finds the stigma of both places hard to shake as he applies for new administrative role at University of Missouri at Columbia.

Controversy grows over pro-Palestinian event at Brooklyn College

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President defends right of organizers to have event -- co-sponsored by political science department -- supportive of boycott of Israel, but pledges new events with "alternative perspectives."

Colorado Supreme Court rejects Ward Churchill's appeal

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Colorado Supreme Court rejects his appeal in decision that some faculty leaders see as danger to academic freedom -- but that some college associations argue is essential to academic freedom.

UCF professor’s e-mail accuses students of bigotry

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A professor sent a mass e-mail to all of the students in his course when some of them argued that Christianity is a superior religion. Was he right to do so?

Survey finds that social psychologists admit to anti-conservative bias

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Survey finds healthy minorities of social psychologists admit that they would be more likely to reject a journal submission or a job candidate because of conservative politics.

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