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Iowa State faculty approve diversity requirement compromise

Iowa State’s Faculty Senate approved a compromise on a diversity requirement to comply with a new state law against the teaching of “divisive concepts.” Some say it’s time to move forward, but other professors say this is no victory.

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UF says professors can be paid experts. They're suing anyway

U of Florida says three professors can now testify as experts in an elections lawsuit, and accept customary payment for their time. The professors are suing the university anyway. UF’s faculty union describes a larger pattern of apparent political interference in academic matters.

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More professors quit over face-to-face teaching mandates

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More professors quit over face-to-face teaching mandates.

 
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A win for academic freedom in Nebraska

University of Nebraska system Board of Regents voted down a proposal to ban the "imposition" of critical race theory in the classroom. Students and faculty members wanted that outcome, but some worry about the damage that's already been done.

 
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Nebraska's critical race theory debate

State’s governor says university regents should oppose discussions of structural racism and suggests censure by professors’ group is an “honor.”

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NIH says 75 grantees have been removed due to harassment complaints

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National Academy of Sciences and National Institutes of Health announce efforts they’ve taken against harassers, including seeing them removed from grants and booted out.

 
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Lukewarm feelings about colleges and Juneteenth

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Colleges and universities are finding ways to commemorate the new national holiday, but Black scholars are skeptical they'll be more than empty gestures.

 
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Allegations of 'playing' at being Indigenous at Queen's U

Anonymous document accuses four Queen's U of Canada professors of playing at being Algonquin or affiliated with some other First Nation. The university stands by them. How should it respond?

 
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Battle over a military appointment at Swarthmore

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The college is divided over the president's decision to pair with a foundation that sends retired military officers to campus to teach.

 
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IUPUI creates a path to promotion and tenure based on DEI work

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis says it's putting its policies where its mouth is, approving new promotion and tenure options based on diversity, equity and inclusion work.

 
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