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MLA votes by large margin to 'refrain' from backing Israel boycott

Move -- by 2-to-1 margin -- follows several years of heated debates at association’s annual meetings.

White paper explores how to redesign scholarly monograph for digital use

Scholarly database JSTOR explores -- through a white paper and prototypes -- how to redesign the scholarly monograph for digital reading.

Study of faculty members with mental health issues finds mix of attitudes on disclosing and seeking assistance

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New study of faculty members with mental health issues finds they disclose conditions selectively to trusted colleagues but are less trusting of and have worse reactions from staff members whose job it is to help them.

Federal appeals court revives professor's case against Texas Tech over his anti-tenure views

Federal appeals court revives professor’s case against Texas Tech, which he says retaliated against him over his anti-tenure views.

Evergreen State remains closed amid another threat, and groups frame controversy in different ways

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College calls off classes today after another threat. As diversity debate continues, board pledges support for free speech. Faculty members circulate letter questioning actions of colleague.

Analysis finds significant drop in humanities majors but gains in liberal arts degrees at community colleges

Declines in bachelor’s degrees awarded are particularly notable for English and history, but trends at community colleges may cheer advocates for the liberal arts.

University of California plan links first-generation students with similar professors

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University of California plan forges connections between students and professors who were the first in their families to attend a four-year institution.

University of Dallas struggles to find expansion direction amid questions of identity and curriculum

University of Dallas steps back from proposed adult degree-completion expansion amid faculty worries it would be a poor curricular and identity fit, even as administrators say new sources of revenue are a must.

Why did Fresno State cancel a search for a professorship named after the late Edward Said?

Why did Fresno State cancel a search for a professorship named after Edward Said? University says procedural errors occurred, but scholars say it didn't like the pool of Middle Eastern finalists with Palestinian research portfolios.

In escalating debate on race at Evergreen State, students demand firing of professor

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Students demand firing of Evergreen State professor. Police chief urges him to stay off campus for his safety. Supporters say he’s the one upholding principles of equity.

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