Arts

More Than Shock Value

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Yale controversy reflects tensions faced by art professors in encouraging risk-taking while also offering guidance and (sometimes) caution.

A Professor Without Her Claimed Degrees

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A dance scholar -- who had previously taught at 2 universities and won acclaim for work with China -- quits after discovery that she didn't have the education she listed.

Brandeis to Sell All of Its Art

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University hopes noted 6,000 piece collection will bolster finances, but move violates museum standards. Institution also considers "meta-majors" and adding business programs.

Backtracking Brandeis President: 'I Screwed Up'

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President Obama has given college presidents a management strategy for controversy: admit it when you screw up.

Jehuda Reinharz, president of Brandeis University, sent out an e-mail message to his campus Thursday that partially pulled back from the university's plans to sell its art collection and shut down its art museum. "I take full responsibility for causing pain and embarrassment in both of these matters. To quote President Obama, 'I screwed up,' " Reinharz's e-mail message said.

Crucifixes in the Classroom

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Boston College adds Catholic imagery to all teaching spaces -- to the consternation of some professors.

Avoiding the Next Brandeis

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Broad coalition of arts organizations starts in-depth study of how to improve the relationships between colleges and their museums.

New Blueprint for Architecture

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Undergraduate programs are being revised to embrace more liberal arts courses and – in some instances -- to ease students’ workloads.

Liberal Arts in Jeopardy?

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At a national gathering of arts and sciences deans, educators worry that a growing emphasis on employability and the bottom line might threaten their programs.

Standing Up for Explicit Exhibit

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A year after one university insisted on removing part of photography show, U. of Louisville defends the project, which includes images of naked girls and women.

No 'Corpus Christi' at Tarleton State

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When the play Corpus Christi was revived in New York City in 2008, a review in The New York Times talked about how in the decade since the Terrence McNally play was first produced, the culture wars had subsided. "I didn’t even walk through a metal detector. Times have certainly changed," he wrote.

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