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December 28, 2006

At last year's annual meeting of the Modern Language Association, Elisabeth Ladenson found herself in discussion with a bus dispatcher while waiting for a shuttle. "You all have that look," the dispatcher told Ladenson, an associate professor of French at Columbia University.

December 28, 2006

English and language professors consider how who they are affects their jobs -- and who gets hired for which positions.

December 28, 2006

National Science Board committee grapples with solutions for improving education and teaching in STEM fields.

December 28, 2006

A new student-run group offers help to students starting campaigns for "gender neutral" housing on campuses nationwide.

December 27, 2006

A professor who was denied tenure at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has vowed to start a hunger strike on February 5 outside the provost's office."I will either see the provost resign and my hard-earned tenure granted at MIT, or I will die defiantly right outside his office," James L. Sherley, who teaches biological engineering, wrote in a letter to colleagues that he provided to Inside Higher Ed. While not commenting directly on Sherley's claims, MIT issued a statement that he has been treated fairly.

December 27, 2006

Southern agency punishes Alabama 2-year college; Western group restores approval for Claremont School of Theology.

December 27, 2006

Thomas M. Menino, the mayor of Boston, is so frustrated with the performance of community colleges that serve the city that he is exploring plans to have the institutions report to the city rather than the state, The Boston Globe reported. Officials of Bunker Hill and Roxbury Community Colleges indicated that they are willing to consider the mayor's ideas.

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