Faculty

Students storm class at Columbia to protest university's handling of rape cases

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Students storm a professor’s class at Columbia to protest the university’s handling of rape cases. It’s unclear if the students involved will face consequences.

How two institutions diversified their faculties without spending big or setting hard targets

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Boston College and UC Riverside share how they quickly hired more faculty members from underrepresented minority groups, without relying on hard numerical targets or costly initiatives.

Stony Brook professors worry budget is being balanced on backs of junior faculty, humanities programs

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Stony Brook professors worry their budget is being balanced on the backs of junior faculty colleagues and programs in the humanities, risking curricular breadth and institutional integrity.

Controversy over a paper in favor of colonialism sparks calls for retraction

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Controversy over paper in favor of colonialism sparks calls for retraction as well as worries that academics are relying more on erasure than counterargument to challenge unpopular scholarship.

Atmospheric scientist at Illinois is on leave after refusing to provide lecture slides to student with disabilities

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A famed atmospheric scientist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is on leave after refusing to heed administrators' request that he give electronic lecture slides to a student with disabilities.

New paper on artificial intelligence that can (mostly) correctly pick self-identified gays and lesbians sets off major debate

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New paper on artificial intelligence that can (mostly) correctly pick self-identified gays and lesbians based on photos has been called nearly everything -- from bad science to an important “wake-up call.”

Reed College course lectures canceled after student protesters interrupt class to protest Eurocentrism

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Lectures for one of Reed College’s signature learning experiences, a humanities course on the ancient Mediterranean, were canceled after protesters tried to interrupt the class to protest perceived Eurocentrism. What’s the future for courses grounded in ancient -- largely Western -- texts?

University of Tampa terminates professor who suggested Texas deserved the hurricane for backing Trump

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University of Tampa fires a professor who suggested Texas deserved the hurricane for helping put President Trump in the White House.

Shenandoah University wants to make it easier for parents to return to work after a baby

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Shenandoah University wants to make it easier for parents to return to campus after a baby by inviting newborns to join their moms and dads at work. Older kids are also welcome if child care falls through or in emergencies.

Cathy Davidson’s new book is a manifesto on teaching students -- and institutions -- how to survive and thrive in the digital age

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Cathy Davidson’s new book is a manifesto on teaching students -- and institutions -- how to survive and thrive in the digital age.

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