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MLA Delegate Assembly rejects boycott of Israeli universities

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Vote by Delegate Assembly was 113-79. Body approves another measure, calling on association to refrain from the boycott.

Editors and editorial board quit top linguistics journal to protest subscription fees

The six editors and 31 editorial board members of Lingua, a top linguistics journal, have all resigned to protest Elsevier pricing. They plan a new open-access journal.

MLA sees decline in job listings in English and languages

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MLA's annual jobs report shows dips in hiring for both English and foreign languages.

At MLA meeting, new Ph.D.s talk about landing jobs that they never expected

At MLA meeting, amid the frenzy and disappointment about lack of positions, some new Ph.D.s discuss paths to good careers (even if not those they once envisioned). Are grad programs providing any help?

Report reveals divergent trends in modern language job market

Data released ahead of MLA convention set tone for hiring in the humanities this season.

Panelists debate 'lingua academia' vs. linguistic diversity

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At European gathering of international educators, the appropriate place of English-language courses in the curriculum comes under scrutiny.

Study assesses how megafoundations have changed role of higher ed philanthropy

Study documents how Gates and Lumina -- by collaborating with government, funding intermediaries, and investing heavily in messaging -- have reshaped the philanthropic role in higher education, for better and worse.

MOOCs' overwhelming dependence on English limits their impact (opinion)

Can providers of massive open online courses achieve their goal of educating the most possible people when their offerings are overwhelmingly in English? No, Roberto Rey Agudo argues.

Trial and Error: Building a modern Spanish learning platform

Two foreign-language instructors teamed up to work with a publisher on a digital textbook, but the idea didn't fully blossom until much later.

University of Maryland Adds Language Platform for International Students

The University of Maryland Graduate School will offer personalized research-based language training to international students in the English Bridge Program via the digital learning platform Voxy.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Voxy currently has partnerships with eight other U.S. institutions.

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