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Writers group seeks middle ground on campus speech

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Writers’ group has some concerns but rejects idea of a crisis. It offers guidelines that back free expression but also sympathize with the demands of minority students.

Kentucky's University Senate opposes terms of $10M deal for free enterprise center

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University of Kentucky senate opposes terms of proposed $10 million deal with Koch and Papa John's CEO to establish center for the study of free enterprise -- funds for which could be revoked at any time.

One professor fired, another criticized for comments related to race

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Comments about NFL player who started national anthem protest cost a Concordia (Mich.) instructor her job; Virginia professor keeps his job but plans a leave amid criticism of Facebook post about Black Lives Matter.

Cal State Northridge settles with Christian lab manager who said he was fired for creationist beliefs. Will case change academic science's approach to creationism?

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Cal State Northridge settles with Christian lab manager who said he was fired for his creationist beliefs. Some scientists say the case points to the challenges of answering false research while not showing bias against religion.

Study suggests language recommendation letter writers use may disadvantage women

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Study suggests that language recommendation writers use to describe women may disadvantage them as job candidates, portraying them as less dynamic and excellent than male counterparts.

Jewish professors at Wheelock College say they were subject to campaign of harassment

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Jewish professors at Wheelock College say they were subject to campaign of harassment after suggesting that Jewish students are underrepresented in campus life.

American University student government launches campaign for mandatory trigger warnings

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American U student government launches campaign in support of mandatory trigger warnings -- despite a recently reaffirmed faculty stance against them.

Voter registration data show Democrats outnumber Republicans among social scientists, 11.5 to 1

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Study of public voter registration data shows that Democrats outnumber Republicans among social scientists, 11.5 to one. Does it matter?

Philosophers' comments at two conferences spark debate over the limits of scholarship and how scholarly societies police them

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After controversial remarks about reproduction at one conference and gay people at another, scholarly groups consider whether they have an obligation to apologize for what was said or whether doing so constitutes censorship.

Survey of presidents and board members suggests shared governance matters to them but could be improved upon

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Survey of presidents and trustees shows they value relationships with faculty members and want to improve them, but within some limits.

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