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Philosophers move to limit alleged harasser's influence within the discipline

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After an alleged harasser holds on to a powerful academic position, professors try to limit his influence, in part by excluding his work from their syllabi. Is that the right strategy?

Encouraging female faculty to publish research

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Texas Tech and Indiana U at Bloomington have developed programs that encourage female faculty members to find more time to publish their research.

Stopping tenure clock may help male professors more than female, study finds

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Colleges adopted policies to stop the tenure clock to help professors who are new parents, especially mothers. Study suggests fathers may be the real beneficiaries.

McMaster U addresses gender pay gap with $3,500 raises to female faculty members

McMaster U addresses gender pay gap by giving $3,500 raises to female faculty members. 

New analysis of Rate My Professors finds patterns in words used to describe men and women

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When students go to popular Web site to rate professors, their word choices appear to depend on whether instructors are men or women, new analysis finds.

Complainant in 'unprecedented' Walter Lewin sexual harassment case comes forward

The complainant in the sexual harassment case involving a prominent MIT emeritus professor speaks out about what legal experts called an "unprecedented" event for MOOCs.

Study analyzes when women win teaching awards in political science

Study finds that women in political science are likelier than men to be honored for teaching. But does this help them get ahead?

#Gamergate supporters attack Digital Games Research Association

The Digital Games Research Association is targeted by #Gamergate supporters over claims that the organization is planning a feminist takeover of the video game industry.

Study: Elite male biologists hire fewer female grad students and postdocs than do peers

Elite male biologists are less likely than other male biology researchers to hire female grad students and postdocs for their labs, study finds.

Work place 'flexibility stigma' affects non-parents, too, study suggests

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What do academic departments risk when they're not perceived as being "flexible" enough to accommodate work-family balance? A lot -- and not only parents feel the pinch, a new study suggests.

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