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Does the new crop of first adjunct union contracts include meaningful gains?

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Northeastern is latest university where first contract with adjunct union has included substantial salary increases and other key benefits -- such as payments for classes that colleges cancel.

Can statements of faith be compatible with academic freedom?

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Wheaton of Illinois is seeking to fire a professor for violating its statement of faith. Conflict draws attention to such statements, and renews debate on whether they are compatible with academic freedom.

Professors consider how to sell the English major to students, parents, administrators, politicians

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At MLA, professors consider how to make the case for their discipline -- and talk about salary prospects -- to prospective students, but also to parents, presidents and politicians.

Historians debate the value and place for Confederate monuments and other symbols

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Historians debate the value and place for Confederate monuments, memorials and other symbols.

Author discusses her new book, 'Manifesto for the Humanities'

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Author of new book explains a path forward -- in large part through changes in doctoral education -- for disciplines whose scholars feel under siege.

Private college presidents' draft list of essential qualities for institutions leaves off tenure

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Panel of private college presidents, preparing list of key qualities for their institutions, see tenure as "negotiable."

New book reveals how elite Ph.D. admissions committees review candidates

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What goes on behind closed doors when professors decide who should get chance to earn a Ph.D.? Author of new book was allowed to watch. She saw elitism, a heavy focus on the GRE and some troubling conversations.

Job market is tight in many humanities fields, but healthy in economics

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Market looks tight and getting worse for job seekers in English, foreign languages, history and philosophy. But a major social science field -- economics -- is doing a lot of hiring.

Florida Atlantic moves to fire Sandy Hook denier

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Florida Atlantic acts after parents of a boy killed in the Newtown, Conn., tragedy accuse institution of ignoring damage caused by a conspiracy theorist on its faculty.

U Wisconsin faculty say they'd want to leave state if tenure were ended

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Nearly 90 percent of professors at U of Wisconsin System would consider leaving state if tenure were abolished, and majority say it would limit scholarly inquiry, according the results of controversial survey.

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