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Controversy over a paper in favor of colonialism sparks calls for retraction

Controversy over paper in favor of colonialism sparks calls for retraction as well as worries that academics are relying more on erasure than counterargument to challenge unpopular scholarship.

Atmospheric scientist at Illinois is on leave after refusing to provide lecture slides to student with disabilities

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A famed atmospheric scientist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is on leave after refusing to heed administrators' request that he give electronic lecture slides to a student with disabilities.

New paper on artificial intelligence that can (mostly) correctly pick self-identified gays and lesbians sets off major debate

New paper on artificial intelligence that can (mostly) correctly pick self-identified gays and lesbians based on photos has been called nearly everything -- from bad science to an important “wake-up call.”

Reed College course lectures canceled after student protesters interrupt class to protest Eurocentrism

Lectures for one of Reed College’s signature learning experiences, a humanities course on the ancient Mediterranean, were canceled after protesters tried to interrupt the class to protest perceived Eurocentrism. What’s the future for courses grounded in ancient -- largely Western -- texts?

Editorial in 'Nature' sets off debate over building names and statues that honor racist scientists

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As debate over statues and building names moves from Confederate generals to researchers, editorial in Nature receives intense backlash.

Professor who teaches Harvard's largest class says students should show up

A year after instructor of the university’s largest course said it was fine for students to watch videos instead of coming to class, he changes his mind.

Ohio State revokes Arizona professor's Ph.D., questioning her findings on video games

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U of Arizona professor's Ph.D. is revoked after her findings on violent video games are questioned. Some wonder if her mentor and co-author is also to blame.

New Koch-backed institute at U of Utah raises questions about academic freedom and whether it is designed to "rival" economics department

New Koch-backed institute at the University of Utah is raising questions about academic freedom and whether the center is designed to compete with Utah’s existing economics department.

University of Tampa terminates professor who suggested Texas deserved the hurricane for backing Trump

University of Tampa fires a professor who suggested Texas deserved the hurricane for helping put President Trump in the White House.

Shenandoah University wants to make it easier for parents to return to work after a baby

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Shenandoah University wants to make it easier for parents to return to campus after a baby by inviting newborns to join their moms and dads at work. Older kids are also welcome if child care falls through or in emergencies.

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