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January 3, 2006

The issue of academic freedom was everywhere at this year's Modern Language Association meeting, in Washington. There were panels on "Academic Work and the New McCarthyism" and discussions on teaching issues related to war criticism.At a Friday session, titled "Criticism and Crisis: Twenty-First Century Intellectuals and the Politics of Academic Freedom," the focus was how to build broader support among the general public for academic freedom.

January 3, 2006

Photo spread at U. of Wisconsin at Milwaukee infuriates many students. Administration rejects censorship calls, but creates new panel.

January 3, 2006

Survey finds serious slippage in student levels of academic engagement in third year.

January 3, 2006

Lake Superior State U. once again tries to banish overused and abused words.

January 3, 2006

Officials at the City Colleges of Chicago are trying to figure out why enrollment has dropped -- in some cases as much as 16 percent -- at their campuses, The Chicago Tribune reported (free registration required). While many community colleges nationally are reporting an end to major enrollment increases, most are stable or are seeing small decreases (of 1 or 2 percent), not the sort of declines being reported in Chicago.

December 30, 2005

Just how does a postmodern hottie approach the object of his or her affection? With carefully selected words, of course.

December 30, 2005

MLA delegates take stands against Academic Bill of Rights but moderate their views a bit for public consumption.

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