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Randa Jarrar case at Fresno State has attracted national attention, much of it arguably undue

Randa Jarrar's case at Cal State Fresno has attracted national attention, much of it arguably undue. Will she be punished? It's hard to say, given academe's unpredictable track record on discipline for faculty social media snafus.

Lessons for Facebook from an academic social network

With Facebook under fire for inadequate privacy protections, how has one of the oldest academic social networks avoided the same fate?

Sociologist's essay about 'gray' area of sexual consent sets off allegations of against him

Sociologist’s essay about the “gray” area of sexual consent sets off allegations of rape against him and doubts about whether he should be teaching a class on masculinities in America.

Journal article explains how Russian bots created fear at University of Missouri

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Journal article reveals that anger and confusion at University of Missouri in 2015 were due in part to fabricated reports that were part of a disinformation campaign from Russia.

Racist Facebook page discovered at Pomona

Weeks after Harvard University voided the admission of incoming students who participated in a racist Facebook group, the California college grapples with a similar group involving hundreds of current students.

Sociologists seek systematic response to online targeting of and threats against public scholars

Sociologists call for a systematic response to online targeting of and threats against public scholars.

Montclair State removes courses from adjunct whose tweet became controversial

Montclair State strips adjunct of courses amid controversy over tweet wishing someone would shoot Trump. Trinity of Connecticut details students and gifts lost amid furor over professor's hashtag.

Fresno State and the Secret Service are investigating an untenured lecturer who said President Trump "must hang" on Twitter

Fresno State and the Secret Service are investigating an untenured lecturer who tweeted that President Trump "must hang." But the professor says he never meant to incite actual violence.

Satirical higher ed social media accounts go serious in wake of Trump election

Satirical academic social media accounts go serious to protest Donald Trump.

AAUP says colleges should defend professors targeted for online harassment due to political views

AAUP says institutions need to defend professors targeted for online harassment due to their political views.

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