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Video highlights Arizona State police arrest of black professor that critics see as racial profiling

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Video showing Arizona State police arrest of a faculty member stemming from jaywalking incident provokes outrage.

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.

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.

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?

Council of American Studies Association backs boycott of Israeli universities

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Council of American Studies Association endorses plan to cut ties to Israeli universities and urges its members to vote for such a move.

MLA sees decline in job listings in English and languages

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MLA's annual jobs report shows dips in hiring for both English and foreign languages.

Humanities doctoral programs show unexpected boost in new students

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New graduate enrollments show modest increases overall, but doctoral programs in the humanities -- where the academic job market remains tough -- are showing larger gains.

University of Colorado plan to survey political climate draws mixed reactions

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University of Colorado board votes to survey state of political diversity, with focus on Boulder campus. Will the responses help anyone?

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