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Professors urge UT Austin to lift pause on antiracist study

Professors urge University of Texas at Austin to lift a pause on recruiting participants for an approved study on the effectiveness of antiracist training for white children and parents.

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Michigan State faculty members want COVID-cut pay restored

Michigan State University faculty members don’t just want their COVID-19–related cuts to pay and benefits reversed—they want them returned.

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Rutgers Camden professors vote no confidence in chancellor

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Rutgers Camden arts and sciences professors vote no confidence in their new chancellor and provost, highlighting not only immediate concerns about a top-down management style but also long-standing issues with how Camden is funded relative to other Rutgers campuses.

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Lawsuit alleges abuse of power, Chua 'vendetta' at Yale Law

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Yale Law School’s tiger mother drama lives on. It might even have nine lives, depending on how far a new lawsuit alleging that Yale law ensnared two students in a vendetta against Amy Chua goes. 

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Seeing middle ground on the Bright Sheng case at U of Michigan

A dozen University of Michigan professors argue that the controversy over a blackface Othello is more about teaching preparation than free expression, and that better university training and protocols could have lessened the fallout for everyone involved.

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Iowa State faculty approve diversity requirement compromise

Iowa State’s Faculty Senate approved a compromise on a diversity requirement to comply with a new state law against the teaching of “divisive concepts.” Some say it’s time to move forward, but other professors say this is no victory.

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Rutgers Camden professors want to know why dean was fired

Rutgers University at Camden arts and sciences professors want to know why their beloved dean was fired abruptly. They didn’t get much of an explanation during a meeting with their chancellor, making an already rocky relationship worse.

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When suspending a professor isn't enough

Students at the University of Illinois at Chicago escalate their calls for a law professor accused of racism to be fired, now that he’s scheduled to return to the classroom. The professor says he’s caught up in something that isn’t really about him.

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UF says professors can be paid experts. They're suing anyway

U of Florida says three professors can now testify as experts in an elections lawsuit, and accept customary payment for their time. The professors are suing the university anyway. UF’s faculty union describes a larger pattern of apparent political interference in academic matters.

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Astronomer withdraws paper amid concerns

Astronomer withdraws paper and puts book sales on hold amid controversy. Some say he’s a casualty in the culture wars; others say he burned himself.

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