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Apparent murder-suicide at UCLA reflects a kind of violence that is rare but feared

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Apparent murder of a professor follows a day of terror on campus and reflects a kind of violence that is rare but feared.

Controversial president leaves University of Akron

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President leaves suddenly, after outsourcing deals that didn't work, enrollment declines and presidential house renovation that struck many as over the top. Then there was the olive jar.

Indiana University sues over abortion law and fetal tissue restrictions

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Indiana U says important research on Alzheimer's disease is imperiled by new state abortion law.

Conference at U Chicago poses hard questions about how liberal education can be revived

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Scholars consider how to revive the liberal arts and consider the importance of math and science, impact of hyperspecialization, economic inequality, public attitudes, admissions strategies and more.

Pomona moves to make diversity commitment a tenure requirement

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Pomona changes criteria for evaluating teaching to include whether professors are "attentive to diversity in the student body."

Scholars consider how to save the liberal arts

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Scholars at conference on whether liberal arts need saving focus on evolving threats, including diminishing attention spans, mounting consumerism and a desire by administrators to quantify everything.

AAUP finds Mizzou compromised academic freedom in terminating Melissa Click

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AAUP investigation finds that -- regardless of what one thinks of Melissa Click's actions -- U of Missouri board endangered academic freedom by firing her without a faculty review.

Professor says she was fired over well-intentioned but ill-received class discussion on race

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Professor accused of using a slur -- not against an individual -- during a well-intentioned but ill-received classroom discussion about race fails to earn reappointment to tenure track.

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.

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