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The costs for minorities of performing service work in academe (opinion)

A Ph.D. candidate describes the costs of doing service as a graduate student of color.

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Kenyon professor calls off play amid criticism that it's culturally insensitive

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Kenyon professor calls off original play about cultural insensitivity amid criticism that it's culturally insensitive.

Maine Suspends Professor Over 'Concerns'

The University of Maine put a professor of theater on paid administrative leave over what it called students’ “confidential concerns,” the Bangor Daily News reported. Margaret Nagle, university spokesperson, told the newspaper that Maine received a number of emails from students containing allegations about the professor, Tom Mikotowicz, and that he was placed on leave in December. Nagle said an investigation is ongoing and no determinations have been made about the professor’s actions. She provided no further details, citing the privacy rights of both students and professors. Mikotowicz did not respond to requests for comment. One of his classes was reportedly canceled and two others were reassigned to other professors.

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The value of midlife doctoral programs for underrepresented minority students (opinion)

How do students evaluate the return on investment of pursuing a doctoral degree later in life? Gary A. Berg provides some answers.

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Broward College faces criticism over faculty art piece made of American flag

Broward College art professor draws controversy with a piece made of an American flag, resembling a floor mat. 

Adrian College Professor Accused of Abuse Resigns

A longtime professor of music at Adrian College accused of sexual abuse decades ago has resigned for “personal reasons,” according to the institution. The professor, Thomas Hodgman, began working at Adrian in 1999. Prior to that, he was accused of abusing two students at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, Calif. Documents related to the abuse cases surfaced in 2005, but Hodgman remained on Adrian’s faculty, The Blade reported. 

One of Hodgman’s accusers sued the Diocese of Orange County, Calif., and she received $1.6 million in 2005 as part of a $100 million settlement split among dozens of victims. Some of the documents from that case were published online and in the Orange County Register. Hodgman at the time challenged the papers’ authenticity and Adrian called him an “exemplary faculty member,” according to The Blade. The Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests is calling for an investigation into the circumstances of his recent departure. Hodgman could not be reached for comment, and Adrian indicated it will say no more about the case.

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A tongue-in-cheek table of contents (opinion)

A Critique of the Modern University

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Preface

Chapter 1 -- Civilization in Decline

Chapter 2 -- The Real Threat to Freedom

Chapter 3 -- In My Day

Chapter 4 -- The Virtues of Being Kind of a Jerk

Chapter 5 -- I Am Against Postmodernism

Chapter 6 -- The Car Park Is Too Far Away

Chapter 7 -- My Field Is Terrible

Chapter 8 -- Others Fields Are Also Mostly Terrible

Chapter 9 -- He Reminds Me of Myself as a Young Man

Chapter 10 -- There's Nothing Wrong With Being Charming

Kieran Healy is an associate professor of sociology at Duke University.

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Technology tools at work in literature classrooms

Contrary to reputation, literature classrooms are full of technology possibilities.

High-impact practices enliven staid online course format

Instructors are turning to high-impact practices that have proved effective in the classroom to make online course experiences more dynamic.

Scholars Defend Stanford Professor Receiving Threats

Nearly 600 supporters of David Palumbo-Liu, the Louise Hewlett Nixon Professor and professor of comparative literature at Stanford University, have signed an open letter asking his institution to “enunciate a strict code of ethics for journalists, distinguishing between opinion pieces and news reporting.” The letter was prompted by a recent article in an independent student newspaper, The Stanford Review, about Palumbo-Liu’s affiliation with the Campus Antifascist Network, calling it “undeniably a chapter of a terrorist group” that embraces “vigilante thuggery.” Fox News picked up the piece, as did several right-wing websites, and Palumbo-Liu says he’s since received graphic death threats and other hate mail from across the country.

The Campus Antifascist Network was formed in part to organize protests against racist demonstrations on college campuses. And while some members of the international “antifa” movement embrace violence as a protest tool, Palumbo-Liu told the Review that the network does not. The open letter says, in part, that “The Review provides no evidence whatsoever for their claim that Palumbo-Liu is a member of a terrorist organization. Such reckless and inflammatory statements violate not only journalistic standards but also Stanford's Fundamental Standard, and they ultimately endanger all of us.” The Review responded to criticism from Palumbo-Liu in a follow-up piece called “If It Quacks Like a Duck …” A spokesperson for Stanford said a review is under way and that the institution is “closely monitoring the situation.”

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