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Should nonacademics who become college presidents also get tenured faculty positions?

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New U of Iowa leader was offered the prospect of a tenured position, but he passed. When presidents never earned tenure, does a faculty job belong in the contract?

Essays from academics fed up with higher ed mark resurgence of 'quit lit'

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Recent Dear John letters from academics leaving higher education signal a resurgence in 'quit lit.'

Faculty members think massive donation will help retain top professors at U of Wisconsin Madison

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Madison faculty members say a massive new donation to establish endowed chairs could help keep top professors in the state, despite Wisconsin lawmakers' ongoing funding cuts and attacks on tenure.

New books focus on reforming graduate education, managing the graduate school experience

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New books set out agendas for both professors and students on how to change the experience and career paths.

Washington State U disavows syllabus with ban on certain words

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Washington State U overrules instructor, and says she may not have "blanket" bans on use of certain words or phrases, or punish those who violate such bans with lower grades or failure.

Northwestern U loses second faculty member over alleged censorship of medical school journal

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Northwestern loses second faculty member over alleged censorship of a medical school journal article about a sexual encounter.

Duke U freshmen object graphic novel depicting lesbian relationships

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Duke U freshmen say a celebrated graphic novel depicting lesbian sex and relationships shouldn't have been included on their recommended summer reading list, and some won't read it.

Saida Grundy discusses the controversy over her comments on Twitter, her career, race and sociology

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Three months after her comments on Twitter made her a target of the conservative blogosphere, she talks about that experience, race, her career and the clout (or lack thereof) of sociology.

Faculty non-poaching lawsuit alleges suppression of wages and violation of anti-trust laws by Duke U

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Some say it's bad form for colleges to actively recruit faculty members from neighbor institutions. Antitrust lawsuit alleges that agreement between Duke and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill essentially barred Duke from hiring UNC faculty.

Videos of Planned Parenthood officials create new political debates over fetal tissue research

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Controversy over Planned Parenthood leads to new scrutiny of faculty members' research with fetal tissue -- including one professor-turned-presidential candidate who is anti-abortion.

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