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A photograph of striking University of Michigan graduate student workers, holding purple and white strike signs.

Days Before Classes Resume, Michigan Reaches Deal With Grad Student Union

Many graduate student instructors and staff assistants walked off the job March 29, ceasing their teaching and causing grading havoc in some departments. A proposed deal may prevent the strike’s resumption this fall.

A hand with a paintbrush works on a colorful abstract painting on a wooden table.

AI Raises Complicated Questions About Authorship

As the public awaits clarity on the legality of generative AI outputs, academics parse differences between how machines and humans borrow in creative pursuits.

West Virginia University students, many wearing red, protesting outside the Mountainlair.

Hundreds of Students Protest WVU’s Proposed Program and Faculty Cuts

West Virginia University students staged a walkout Monday to oppose the university’s significant proposed employee layoffs and program cuts.

A line drawing of a person, hunched over and walking, as if exhausted. The inclusion of a "low battery" icon in the drawing drives the exhaustion point home.
Opinion

Walking Faculty Back from the Cliff

With many faculty members exhausted and burned out, higher ed needs to take the well-being of its employees seriously, Sean McCandless, Bruce McDonald and Sara Rinfret write.

A photo illustration showing, on the left, UC Riverside's campus and, on the right, Andrea Smith.

Professor Leaving University After Being Dubbed ‘Pretendian’ for Years

University of California, Riverside, professor resigns after colleagues alleged her Cherokee heritage claims were fraudulent. She remained employed in academe despite years of denunciations.

A red pen rests on a marked-up English-language manuscript.
Opinion

The ‘Native Speaker’ Fallacy

Stop telling students to have their essays checked by a native English speaker, Kino Zhao writes.

A headshot of Philosophy Professor Stephen Kershnar overlapped with a copy of the message sent out to SUNY Fredonia staff and students announcing he was barred from campus.

SUNY Fredonia Fights to Keep Controversial Professor Off Campus

The tenured professor was barred from campus after his contentious comments on pedophilia prompted public outrage. He filed suit arguing that his First Amendment Rights were violated.

California 2-Year Instructors Sue Over Diversity Rules

Six faculty members sued California’s community college system leaders and others Thursday to overturn new diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility...