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Former Harvard dean's tweet against required faculty diversity statements sets off debate

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Former Harvard dean's tweet against required faculty diversity statements sets off debate.

Some at Michigan asking why music professor was granted tenure soon after misconduct investigation that was later allegedly reopened

Some at Michigan are asking why a famous music professor was granted tenure soon after a misconduct investigation that was later allegedly reopened.

UC Davis is holding eight faculty searches focused on candidates' contributions to diversity, instead of narrow disciplinary expertise

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Hoping to increase faculty diversity, UC Davis is holding eight open searches focused on candidates' contributions to diversity, instead of narrow disciplinary expertise.

When institutions look to teaching loads instead of academic program cuts in the face of budget shortfalls

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At one campus doing so, many adjuncts will lose positions, but departments aren't being eliminated.

Historians announce their 2020 annual meeting won't have a general theme, to avoid "acrobatics" to fit it

Historians announce their 2020 annual meeting won't have a general theme, to avoid "acrobatics" to fit it. Some like the idea and say that themes are pointless, while others say framing topics help make meetings and even disciplines more cohesive.

Study takes aim at psychology's practice of ordering reference lists alphabetically

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New study suggests that the practice -- dominant in some fields -- unfairly penalizes those whose last names are at the end.

Large-scale humanities Ph.D. tracking effort finds that they'd do it all over again, if given the choice

Large-scale humanities Ph.D. tracking effort finds most would do it all over again, if given the choice, and that these Ph.D.s believe their programs prepared them for diverse career paths, especially after the first few years following graduation.

Elizabeth Warren and the pressure to justify academic success

Why did Elizabeth Warren divulge her genetic test results, which show she is in fact part Native American, while simultaneously insisting that she's always been evaluated professionally as a white person?

About three-quarters of all faculty positions are off the tenure track, according to a new AAUP analysis

About three-quarters of all faculty positions are off the tenure track, according to new AAUP analysis. While many now work on multiyear contracts, their academic freedom remains of concern.

Report says international graduate enrollments were down for the second straight year last year, after a period of significant growth

Report says international graduate enrollments were down for the second straight year last year, after a period of significant growth. Experts said it's hard to ignore the Trump factor.

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