Eastern Michigan faculty strike over health care, governance


Professors say the university’s health care cost-sharing proposal, which would dramatically increase their premiums, forced their hand. Eastern Michigan files for an injunction to force faculty members back to work.

Faculty members wearing red shirts hold picket signs saying "EMU-AAUP Faculty for a Fair Contract."

Why did Allegheny cut its Chinese program?


With little other information, the program’s lone tenured—now terminated—professor wonders if it’s about anti-Asian bias.

Xiaoling Shi, an Asian woman with dark hair wearing dangly earrings.

Claremont McKenna denies professor's account of censorship

A professor at Claremont McKenna accuses it of violating his academic freedom, but the college pokes holes in his story. Beyond these competing narratives, how should colleges respond to student complaints about professors quoting racial slurs in class?

Christopher Nadon, a white man with dark hair wearing glasses.

From 3 struggling public colleges, a new university emerges

Enrollment declines, state underfunding and structural deficits created a crisis in Vermont’s college system. Rather than close campuses, a statewide hybrid institution aims to cut costs and build long-term legislative backing.


Public health backlash to Dr. Leana Wen talk on backlash

Members object to American Public Health Association’s speaker invite to Dr. Leana Wen, revealing deep divisions in the field over the COVID-19 response.

Dr. Leana Wen, an Asian woman with dark hair wearing a red jacket.

CEO of Manchester Community College wins job back

After Nicole Esposito was removed as CEO of Manchester Community College, she sued the Connecticut State system for gender discrimination. Now she’s won her job back.

Nicole Esposito, a white woman with chin-length dark hair and glasses.

White nationalist enters historians' debate on presentism


History column leads to lockdown of American Historical Association’s Twitter account. What happened?

James Sweet, a white man with a graying goatee.

Why did U of Florida suddenly fire its honors director?

Why did the University of Florida suddenly fire its honors program director?

Mark Law, a middle-aged white man with gray hair and glasses.

Paper on masturbation raises eyebrows and red flags

Now-removed paper on masturbation sets social media ablaze and triggers inquiries, not necessarily because it’s shocking but because it raises ethical and quality concerns.

Karl Andersson, a white man with short light hair wearing glasses.

Should scholars have to pay to attend award ceremonies?


One scholar’s account of having to pay full conference registration to attend an award ceremony sparks new debate about high meeting costs.

Ashley Ruba, a light-skinned woman with wavy hair, holds her award from the APA.


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