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MLA discusses professors' ethical responsibilities for training graduate students

MLA members discuss professors' ethical responsibilities for training graduate students, as some propose shifts in admissions practices.

Students at Williams call for a boycott of the English department

Saying that their English department treats race and critical theory as an afterthought, students call on their peers to steer clear of most program offerings.

National Communication Association suspends discussion Listserv

What does it mean when the National Communication Association shuts down discussions on its Listserv?

Kirkwood CC announces that a professor sympathetic to Antifa won't be teaching, due to safety concerns

Kirkwood Community College announces that a professor sympathetic to Antifa and critical of evangelical Christians won't be teaching this year, due to safety concerns.

Creative writing professor cleared of discrimination in saying a slur in quoting James Baldwin in class

Creative writing professor cleared of discrimination in saying a slur in quoting James Baldwin in class.

Another professor under fire for using N-word in class while discussing James Baldwin

Another professor is under fire for using the slur in class while discussing a work by James Baldwin. Should universities pursue cases against instructors who use the word in a teaching context, not as a weapon?

Franciscan U of Steubenville is seeking to block faculty members from talking about university matters anonymously

Franciscan U of Steubenville is seeking to block faculty members from talking about university matters anonymously to the press and to limit what they may otherwise discuss publicly.

Professor is suspended for using the N-word in class in discussion of language from James Baldwin essay

Professor is suspended for using the N-word in class. He was discussing language in a James Baldwin essay. Given the slur's potential to throw learning off course, is it ever worth using in the classroom -- if it ever was?

Franciscan U bans a book that portrays the Virgin Mary as sexual and ousts the department chair who taught it

Roman Catholic colleges have some of the most open curricula among religious institutions. But that didn't stop Franciscan University from banning a book that portrays the Virgin Mary as sexual -- and ousting a department chair for teaching it.

Historians and language professors discuss advising at recent conferences

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Historians and language professors discuss strategies for improving advising and graduate education in general at recent annual meetings.

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