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Campus unrest follows tenure denial of innovative, popular faculty member of color

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At Dartmouth, an Asian-American professor receives unanimous English department backing and is rejected at higher levels. The same happened to a black historian at the college. Many see a disturbing pattern.

Ball State professor earns tenure despite allegations he pushed creationism in class

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Controversial Ball State U professor earns tenure despite past allegations that he pushed creationism in the science classroom.

Syracuse University promenade plan exposes tension between chancellor and faculty

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Professors at Syracuse University fight a plan that they say reflects the wrong priorities at a time of staff buyouts.

Rutgers Graduate School faculty takes a stand against Academic Analytics

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Rutgers professors vote a second time to seek access to and limits on use of data from Academic Analytics -- as faculty advocates vow to take such criticism to other campuses.

Minnesota Faculty Senate ponders policy making free speech 'paramount'

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Minnesota Faculty Senate mulls statement making free speech a “paramount” value, but critics wonder whether the pledge as written condones hate speech. A separate proposed policy would create an on-campus free speech advocate.

Study: Graduate students may take on unnecessary postdocs

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New study argues science Ph.D.s often plan for postdocs without considering whether they're necessary or beneficial to their career plans. Actual evidence is mixed.

Sweet Briar falls short of initial enrollment target, but leaders remain optimistic

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The nearly shuttered college did not hit its May 1 goal for admissions, but leaders hope to snag more students during the summer melt period in the rebuilding effort.

AAUP report condemns College of Saint Rose for cutting more than 20 tenure-line faculty positions with insufficient faculty input

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AAUP condemns College of Saint Rose for shedding more than 20 tenure-line faculty jobs with what it calls insufficient faculty input.

A professor's 'Failure CV' prompts discussion of what constitutes academic success

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Princeton professor publishes CV of programs that rejected him, journals that said no and grant applications that were nixed.

Study finds those with graduate education are far more liberal than peers

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Study finds those with graduate education not only lean more to the left than do other Americans, but have done so increasingly in the last two decades.

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