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Erroneous job ads with the preferred candidates' names in the title roil academics who have experienced sham searches

Erroneous job ads with the preferred candidates' names in the titles roil academics who have experienced "sham" searches.

Hampshire College looks for partner, may not enroll freshmen in fall

Hampshire College, the nearly 50-year-old experiment in self-directed education, facing "bruising financial and demographic realities," looks for a partner.

Franciscan U bans a book that portrays the Virgin Mary as sexual and ousts the department chair who taught it

Roman Catholic colleges have some of the most open curricula among religious institutions. But that didn't stop Franciscan University from banning a book that portrays the Virgin Mary as sexual -- and ousting a department chair for teaching it.

Printer closures, paper shortages lead to delays for university publishers

Printer closures and paper shortages create scheduling headaches for academic authors and staff at university presses.

Historians and language professors discuss advising at recent conferences

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Historians and language professors discuss strategies for improving advising and graduate education in general at recent annual meetings.

Purdue prepares online expansion with support from newly acquired for-profit

The Indiana university will expand online with support from the entity formerly known as for-profit Kaplan. Plans reflect debate over how two unlike institutions can (and should) combine strengths.

Author of recent academic hoax faces disciplinary action by Portland State

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Author of a recent academic scam faces disciplinary action by Portland State, for failing to alert his research review board before hoodwinking journal editors with outrageous articles. Many say he's guilty of bad form, but did he commit misconduct?

Racist comments directed at a classics scholar at a disciplinary meeting floor classicists in the room, at the conference and online

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Racist comments directed at a scholar at a disciplinary meeting floor classicists in the room. Some see it as a major setback for a historically exclusionary field that is trying hard to change.

Do historians miss the ideals of assessment, as some have suggested?

Historians discuss efforts to evaluate student learning far beyond a grade.

Literature professors outline strategies for attracting more students

Number of English majors is dropping and many language programs fight for survival. But at the MLA, professors share strategies that are boosting enrollments and in some cases forcing them to change what they teach.

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