Dec 13, 2021
How a dispute over pandemic-era funding for graduate education is putting the entire department’s future at risk.


September 20, 2019
Anglo-Saxon studies group says it will change its name amid bigger complaints about where the field is going -- or isn't.
August 26, 2019
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.
August 19, 2019
Creative writing professor cleared of discrimination in saying a slur in quoting James Baldwin in class.
August 7, 2019
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?
March 26, 2019
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.
March 18, 2019
Move goes against the norm for top-ranked doctoral programs.
February 1, 2019
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?
January 15, 2019
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.
January 11, 2019
New cookbook from the Modern Language Association celebrates the subtle and not-so-subtle links between literature, food and drink.
January 10, 2019
Historians and language professors discuss strategies for improving advising and graduate education in general at recent annual meetings.


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