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Professors’ op-ed rails against modern culture, ‘inner-city blacks’

Essay by law professors at Penn and San Diego asserts that “all cultures are not equal,” decries modern culture, birth control, “inner-city blacks” and “anti-assimilation” Latino immigrants. Many at Penn are demanding the university speak out.

College allegedly suspends a communications adjunct for comments about race on Fox News

Essex County College allegedly suspends a communications adjunct for comments about race on Fox News, but she’s fighting back with the tools of her trade.

Voter registration data show Democrats outnumber Republicans among social scientists, 11.5 to 1

Study of public voter registration data shows that Democrats outnumber Republicans among social scientists, 11.5 to one. Does it matter?

Academics fact-check pervasive idea that liberal academics indoctrinate their students

Academics fact-check the persistent idea, promoted at GOP convention, that liberal professors politically indoctrinate their students.

New analysis: New England colleges responsible for left-leaning professoriate

New analysis suggests that one region is responsible for much of the national imbalance in the ideological leanings of faculty members.

Study finds those with graduate education are far more liberal than peers

Study finds those with graduate education not only lean more to the left than do other Americans, but have done so increasingly in the last two decades.

New book details realities of being a conservative professor of the humanities and social sciences

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New book-length study details realties of being a conservative professor in the overwhelmingly progressive humanities and social sciences. While many see bias and periodic slights, many are also succeeding.

Georgetown law debates intellectual diversity and institutional neutrality in wake of Justice Scalia's death

After Georgetown law issues statement mourning the justice's death, some professors object -- and others balk at the way they shared their objections.

Questions and criticism surround survey on tenure at U of Wisconsin

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U of Wisconsin professors want to know why they weren't informed of who was behind survey that showed up this week -- and that has now been taken offline.

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

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.

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