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April 4, 2007

For years, the conventional wisdom (with research to back it up) was that having children pre-tenure was a good way for a woman to derail or at least sidetrack a career in academe. Of course, with biological clocks running up against tenure clocks, that conventional wisdom was ignored by many. But many female academics have continued to feel that they face huge disadvantages from having children early in their careers.

April 4, 2007

Kenneth Kress admits to altering student evaluations of him while at Iowa. His mental state at time of infraction is in question.

April 3, 2007

Facing frustrated graduate admissions officials, testing service abandons changes in substance and format of exam.

April 3, 2007

Eleven scholars have published a full-page ad in The New York Review of Books to try to rally support for Ward Churchill, who is facing possible dismissal from his tenured job at the University of Colorado at Boulder. The text of the ad is available at a Web site called "Defend Critical Thinking," and focuses on the way charges of misconduct were brought against Churchill, not the charges themselves.

April 3, 2007

A candidate for West Virginia U.'s top job faces controversy over alleged conflicts of interest.

April 3, 2007

Several colleges reach student loan accords with N.Y.'s attorney general, repaying $3.2 million, as others face legal threat.

April 3, 2007

DePaul professor known for attacks on Israel and "Holocaust industry" wins faculty backing for tenure, but dean opposes promotion.

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