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Postdocs within the U of California system allege bullying

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The University of California, San Diego, is facing allegations that professors are harassing postdocs, as the academic staff union continues to negotiate for more workplace climate protections.

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Scholar says he's trapped in Gaza ahead of new academic year

Palestinian poet say's he's being denied entry to Israel to interview for a U.S. visa so that he may return to his graduate program at Syracuse University.

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Should scholars have to pay to attend award ceremonies?

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

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

Northeastern waives postdoc requirement for science hires

Northeastern University’s College of Science says it’s now open to hiring Ph.D.s right out of graduate school as part of a new science faculty hiring program aimed at broadening the candidate pool.

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Screen shot of a Northeastern University webpage that says: Join Invest, a New Junior Faculty Hiring Initiative. The page shows a Black woman wearing lab gear.

Brandeis overhauls Ph.D. training in the humanities

Brandeis University overhauls Ph.D. training in the humanities and social sciences, including by funding internships on campus and off.

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Professor wins his lawsuit against UConn after 11 years

A former lecturer in business at the University of Connecticut wins his lawsuit against the university—11 years after he initially filed. What does this mean for whistle-blowers in academe?

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Luke Weinstein, a white man with gray hair.

Professors are leaving academe during the Great Resignation

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It remains unclear just how many professors are leaving their jobs during the Great Resignation, but stories about who is leaving, and why, abound. Will institutions be forced to respond with real change?

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Illustration: Large white letters spelling out "Exit" on a yellow field, with tiny black figures of people running toward the word.

Embrace of digital course materials grew during pandemic

Instructors’ awareness and use of open educational resources and their recognition of the efficacy of digital texts rose sharply this year, an annual survey finds.

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New paper finds evidence of name discrimination for Ph.D.s

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Study finds having hard-to-pronounce names—from the perspective of native English speakers—results in poorer job placements for economics Ph.D.s.

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Gun violence research is deeply underdeveloped but growing

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Research on guns and gun violence is seriously underdeveloped relative to the public health problem that guns represent. But things are changing.

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