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What happens when scholars discuss potentially controversial ideas outside the 'bubbles' of their disciplines and academe?

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What happens when scholars discuss potentially controversial ideas outside the "bubbles" of their disciplines and academe?

Professor at center of debate over her tweet on white male students expresses regret

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Professor whose comment on white male students set off viral debate wishes her statements had "nuance and complexity" and pledges "inclusive learning environment."

College defends professor accused of being anti-Christian

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When a Polk State professor found himself accused of being anti-Christian, the college's leaders answered back -- and said he was entitled to academic freedom.

Duke announces results of investigation into noose found on campus

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Duke punishes, but lets return to campus, the student who placed a noose on a tree. In student's apology, he claims ignorance of the meaning of a noose -- an explanation that only some on campus accept.

American flags at center of campus controversies

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Though protected by the First Amendment, protests involving stepping on the American flag create furors at colleges.

New report says cluster hiring can lead to increased faculty diversity

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Hiring faculty around interdisciplinary themes appears to have a positive impact on diversity and scholarship, report finds.

McMaster U addresses gender pay gap with $3,500 raises to female faculty members

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McMaster U addresses gender pay gap by giving $3,500 raises to female faculty members. 

University's action over student who posted a swastika on a bulletin board sets off international debate

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George Washington U is taking action against Jewish student who posted a symbol he brought back from India. Other campuses are accused of not doing enough about the hateful use of the image.

Colleges stay away from controversy with this year's commencement speakers

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Colleges whose commencement speaker picks drew protests last year have opted to invite less controversial figures for this year's ceremonies.

Study suggests STEM faculty hiring favors women over men

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New study suggests STEM hiring favors women over men, in contrast to lots of other research suggesting otherwise. But is there more to the story?

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