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A Proposal to Revive the English Major

G. Thomas Couser proposes rebranding and reimagining the English major as Global English Studies.

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Higher Education as Its Own Worst Enemy

In a wide-ranging discussion about his new book, Brian Rosenberg explains how shared governance, tenure and other practices stifle change on college campuses.

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Dickinson State President Picks Degrees to Ax, Spares Others

Math, communication and political science are among those on the chopping block; English, chemistry and environmental science get a reprieve.

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A Speech About Free Speech Is Shouted Down

Robert George, an advocate for allowing diverse views on campuses, was interrupted by students protesting his stances on LGBTQ+ individuals.

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Tackling Pedigree Bias in Faculty Hiring

No more CV skimming: faculty search committees should consider an initial anonymized review of candidates’ research proposals, John M. Herbert writes.

SUNY Potsdam May End 14 Degree Programs

The State University of New York at Potsdam may eliminate 14 academic programs—including its bachelor’s degrees in Spanish, French and...
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AAUP, Itself a Union, Is Locked in a Contract Fight With Its Own Staff Union

Sabbaticals, in-person workdays and guaranteed raises are elements of a dispute that’s meant staff members at the American Association of University Professors have been out of contract for a year.

Northeastern U Grad Workers Overwhelmingly Unionize

Graduate student workers at Northeastern University have voted 1,130 to 70 to unionize, the National Labor Relations Board says. There...