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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.

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.

State judge says Yeshiva can't terminate tenure-track professors for financial reasons, based on its own policies

New York judge says Yeshiva University, based on its own policies, can't terminate tenure-track professors for financial reasons.

Professor says Cornell is ignoring his rare victory in a tenure dispute case

Court vacates a tenure denial by Cornell, finding that the university denied basic due process over allegations that were rejected or never proven. Supporters say an important researcher is having his career stymied.

Wisconsin-Eau Claire policy to require all faculty and staff members to work toward campus equity goals

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire policy will require all faculty and staff members to work toward equity, diversity and inclusion, for consideration in their evaluations. It's controversial, but proponents say it's an efficient way to put values into action.

Study: student ratings of instructors dependent on discipline; in quantitative fields are most "hazardous" to professors' careers

New study suggests student evaluations are dependent on discipline and they tend to be especially “hazardous” to professors in quantitative fields.

Professor makes public resignation of tenured job at Kansas over campus carry

Professor’s public resignation letter points to tensions in Kansas as new law takes effect this summer.

Graduate student union bids at private institutions have succeeded, flopped and been challenged since a major NLRB decision

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Graduate student union bids at private institutions have succeeded, flopped and been challenged since a major NLRB decision last summer -- but none thus far has resulted in a contract for student workers. 

Study on faculty job market finds some gender gaps shrinking and others remaining

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New research suggests limited role for gender in predicting whether new Ph.D.s will get tenure-track jobs, but notable differences on pay and other issues, favoring men.

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