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A Very Scary Story

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After Virginia Tech shootings, San Jose State instructor stopped teaching course in response to student who wrote of killing professor.

Bringing Back the English Major

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John Jay College of Criminal Justice plans to restore program 30 years after dropping it, hoping to enhance pre-law education.

'The University in Chains'

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Who controls higher education? Henry A. Giroux argues in his new book that academe has ceded too much power to the worlds of business and the military. In The University in Chains: Confronting the Military-Industrial-Academic Complex (Paradigm), he outlines the problems he sees and calls on professors to take back direction of their campuses.

When Student Writing Could be a Red Flag

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Virginia Tech's creative writing faculty craft guidelines to help instructors and teaching assistants discern writing that may signal danger from prose that is just disturbing.

Sign of the Times?

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Poster reading "$160,000" (and more) that appeared on several buildings at Brown is one student's commentary on campus life.

Changing Geographies of American Studies

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Leaders of evolving field consider how they fit into higher education, business culture, area studies, local economies and the No Child Left Behind era -- and are urged to move beyond "siege mentality."

American Studies on Offense and Defense

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Scholars consider how to get more engaged in the political process -- and how to fend off attacks on what they do.

First-Year Writing Gets a New Look

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Drexel instructors create a program that combines experiential assignments with a hybrid format.

Spray-Painting Pynchon

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Vandalism or clarion call? The University of California at Santa Barbara discovers a postmodern surprise all over campus after Thanksgiving break.

Fewer English Jobs, More Language Jobs

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As MLA convention approaches and interviews loom, a mixed picture emerges for key humanities disciplines.

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