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New website seeks to register professors accused of liberal bias and 'anti-American values'

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New website seeks to register professors accused of liberal bias and “anti-American values.”

Prominent figures in academe and higher ed groups speak out about election aftermath

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Lawrence Summers disavows term "political correctness"; Columbia president says Trump victory challenges "central idea of a university"; Jewish historians call for support for immigrants; and more.

Rutgers places adjunct on leave for tweets he says were based on rhetoric of President-elect Trump

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Rutgers places adjunct on leave for Twitter comments that he says were modeled on (and a critique of) the pro-gun rhetoric of the president-elect -- and that he says never should have been taken literally.

Berkeley grad students say they should have been told their professor was being investigated for sexual harassment

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Colleges don’t tell students that professors are being investigated for -- or even had been found guilty of -- harassment. Berkeley grad students demand change in this practice.

Oberlin fires Joy Karega following investigation into her anti-Semitic statements on social media

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College fires Joy Karega, effective immediately, following an investigation into her anti-Semitic statements on social media.

Book argues that faculty's diminishing influence puts higher education at risk

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Book argues that faculty’s diminishing influence puts higher education at risk. Suggested interventions include changing tenure to save it -- namely by ending it for professors at 70 years of age.

In Trump's win, professors see threats to science and academic freedom -- but also an opportunity to connect with students

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In Trump's win, professors see threats to science and academic freedom -- but also an opportunity to connect with students.

Cornell launches effort to cut administrative red tape, starting with shadow work

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Cornell looks for ways to cut time professors spend on administrative requirements, as opposed to teaching and research.

Adjunct says he was fired for insisting on rigor in his course

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Instructor says he was fired -- shortly after he complained to accreditor -- for refusing to water down his curriculum and requirements. Another instructor quit rather than comply.

U of Oregon suspends professor who wore blackface to party

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University of Oregon suspends faculty member while investigating her conduct at a Halloween party. Many of her colleagues demand she resign. Legally, can she be sanctioned?

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