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As more humanities Ph.D.s are awarded, job openings are disappearing

New analysis finds the number of doctorates awarded keeps rising, even as number of job openings drops.

Professors’ op-ed rails against modern culture, ‘inner-city blacks’

Essay by law professors at Penn and San Diego asserts that “all cultures are not equal,” decries modern culture, birth control, “inner-city blacks” and “anti-assimilation” Latino immigrants. Many at Penn are demanding the university speak out.

Cathy Davidson’s new book is a manifesto on teaching students -- and institutions -- how to survive and thrive in the digital age

Cathy Davidson’s new book is a manifesto on teaching students -- and institutions -- how to survive and thrive in the digital age.

Study of top public universities finds limited faculty diversity, and yet signs of progress -- except for African-Americans in STEM

Study of top public universities finds limited faculty diversity, yet signs of progress -- except for African-Americans in STEM.

Cambridge University Press blocks access to 300-plus articles on request of Chinese censors

Cambridge press agrees to block access in China to more than 300 articles from a key journal for scholarship on the nation.

Purdue to play key role in Infosys U.S. hiring and training push

University touts new deal to train for IT outsourcing firm’s U.S. hiring push, but faculty balk at lack of control over curriculum.

New data explain Republican loss of confidence in higher education

New Gallup data show GOP attitudes about academe are based on views of campus politics. Would abandoning the term “liberal arts” change things?

Sociologists seek systematic response to online targeting of and threats against public scholars

Sociologists call for a systematic response to online targeting of and threats against public scholars.

In harassment cases, could institutions be cracking down on even big-name faculty members?

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Higher ed sees a round of faculty terminations and resignations over allegations of sexual misconduct: Could institutions be cracking down on even big-name professors?

Google memo reflects familiar bias for women in STEM

Leaked Google memo, described as an “anti-diversity screed,” reminds many women in STEM fields of the challenges that remain not just in industry, but in academe.

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