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Study: Graduate students may take on unnecessary postdocs

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New study argues science Ph.D.s often plan for postdocs without considering whether they're necessary or beneficial to their career plans. Actual evidence is mixed.

Article criticizes impact of digital humanities on colleges

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Controversial article argues digital humanities scholars are -- intentionally or not -- leading a "neoliberal takeover" of colleges and universities.

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

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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 taxes helped City College of San Francisco survive, but that revenue dries up soon

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Taxpayers in California and San Francisco helped City College sort out its accreditation crisis and loss of a third of its students. But the new money runs dry soon, and faculty plan strike next week over brewing budget fight.

Lawsuit targets American Studies Association's stance on Israel academic boycott

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A lawsuit against the American Studies Association argues its support for the academic boycott of Israel falls outside the scope of its mission.

MIT online learning report notes importance of teachers, instructional designers

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Report on the future of online education stresses central role of faculty members and instructional designers.

Students and faculty members rally behind Hope College president, who may be ousted

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Students and faculty members fear the president they admire, who has focused on liberal arts and moved away from hostility toward gay people, may be ousted.

Several students win recent lawsuits against colleges that punished them for sexual assault

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Colleges lose series of rulings in suits brought by male students accused of sex assault. In stinging decisions, judges fault lack of due process.

New study suggests women presidents influence colleges and universities to hire more female faculty members

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New study suggests colleges with female presidents are more likely than other institutions to have a greater share of humanities professors who are women.

Annual AAUP salary survey says professor pay is up 3.4%

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Professor pay was up 3.4 percent this year, according to AAUP's annual faculty salary survey.

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