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Report finds faculty diversity isn't meeting student needs

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A new report underscores how faculty diversity and student success go “hand-in-hand” and asks, “Why are university faculties so white?”

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An emblem representing diversity.

Academics on Twitter disperse in wake of Musk takeover

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Whether Twitter is destined for a fast, slow or no downfall at all remains to be seen. But some in academe aren’t waiting: they are heading for Mastodon or other platforms.

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This photograph taken on November 7, 2022 shows the logos of social networks Twitter and Mastodon reflected in smartphone screens, in Paris.

New church office cutting faculty members at Brigham Young

Faculty members are being let go from Brigham Young University, and an opaque new office of the LDS church is apparently calling the shots. A common thread is LGBTQ issues.

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The LDS temple in Salt Lake City, Utah.

UT Southwestern settles long-running discrimination case

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U of Texas Southwestern Medical Center settled a long-running lawsuit from a professor who alleged discrimination on the basis of age and sex. What does the case say about conditions for older female academics?

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Ellen Vitetta, a white woman with light hair, wears a lab coat and purple surgical gloves and holds a red Sharpie.

Meredith College offers employees low-cost Italian getaway

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Meredith College started a low-cost Italian getaway program for employees prior to the pandemic. Now the morale-boosting initiative is roaring back to life.

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A brochure for the Meredith College program in Sansepolcro, Italy.

48,000 U of California student workers, researchers strike

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Some 48,000 graduate student workers, postdocs and researchers across the U of California are striking for a major pay increase. The pressure is on.

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A huge crowd of striking student workers holding picket signs.

For frictionless syllabus access, some bypass the college

Some professors provide students with barrier-free access to course information and materials, even when doing so requires extra work and leaves them feeling vulnerable.

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A screenshot of the syllabus for a photography class.

University of Chicago postpones course on whiteness

A university known for its commitment to academic freedom is pushing back, but not canceling, a course on whiteness that attracted criticism.

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An illustration of a black figure in a crowd of white figures.

More professors now embrace Wikipedia in the classroom

Professors who incorporate Wikipedia-editing assignments into coursework enhance their students’ digital literacy skills while broadening their own roles—from educating college students to educating society.

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The Wikipedia homepage, with a magnifying glass focused on the banner.

Stanford academic freedom event proceeds amid controversy

Controversial event on academic freedom at Stanford University goes forward amid controversy. Speakers include Amy Wax, Jordan Peterson, Scott Atlas, Joshua Katz and more.

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A white man in a business suit stands at a lectern in front of a crowd of conference attendees.

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