administrators

President, trustees in standoff at Michigan State

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Michigan State trustees are trying to push the president out for reasons that remain unclear. Meanwhile, the president and trustees are trading accusations on alleged Title IX missteps.

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Michigan State's Beaumont Tower, surrounded by green trees.

Some trustees aim to oust Michigan State president

Michigan State’s president is under pressure to resign or be fired. The Board of Trustees chair blames rogue trustees for the “misguided” move, but details remain sparse.

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Dr. Samuel L. Stanley Jr., a middle-aged white man with light hair and wearing a business suit.

Author charts her way back from faculty burnout in new book

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Author charts her way back from severe faculty burnout in new book. While the work includes individual coping strategies, it’s also a wake-up call to institutions to stop perpetuating a culture of overwork.

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The cover of Unraveling Faculty Burnout and a headshot of Rebecca Pope-Ruark, a white woman with red hair and glasses.

Accused harasser John Comaroff returns to Harvard

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Accused harasser John Comaroff’s first week back teaching at Harvard was met with a walkout, and other developments in the related lawsuit against the university.

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John Comaroff, an older white man with white hair.

UVA students speak out against new board member

The new board member at the University of Virginia is an appointee of the Republican governor and the latest example of the increasing political polarization of higher education in the state.

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A campus building at the University of Virginia, made of brick with white columns.

Florida A&M's football woes spotlight lack of resources

Florida A&M’s football team called out administrators after 26 players were declared ineligible for the season opener. Now the university is facing calls for accountability.

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Willie Simmons and Deion Sanders, both Black men in athletic wear and baseball caps, confer during a game.

Why did Allegheny cut its Chinese program?

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With little other information, the program’s lone tenured—now terminated—professor wonders if it’s about anti-Asian bias.

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Xiaoling Shi, an Asian woman with dark hair wearing dangly earrings.

Under fire, Oberlin shifts gears on student health provider

After partnering with a Roman Catholic health-care system that said it wouldn’t provide students with birth control for contraception, Oberlin College abruptly changed course.

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A demonstrator for reproductive rights holds up a sign saying "My body my choice."

History hiring in the pandemic

New report from the American Historical Association shows that job ads, a proxy for faculty hiring, declined dramatically in 2020–21 but have started to rebound. The long-term outlook remains sobering.

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Bar charts showing tenure-track, non-tenure-track, and other history job listings over the years.

COVID-19 masking policies for fall are all over the place

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COVID-19 masking policies for fall are all over the place. Disability advocates worry about what it all means for diversity and inclusion, though U of Pittsburgh has negotiated a new way to accommodate high-risk faculty members.

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Two people wearing masks confer.

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