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Two black scholars say UVA denied them tenure after belittling their work

Two black scholars say UVA denied them tenure after belittling their work and their contributions to their fields, erring in procedure along the way.

Study: Some things matter more than class size when it comes to student success

New study argues that the class-size debate needs a lot more nuance. Will this finally move conversations forward, beyond “small is good” and “big is bad”?

Black birders week

#BlackBirdersWeek seeks to interrupt stereotypes about who belongs in nature and science.

Professor resigns after criticizing protesters and another faces calls for his termination

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Professor resigns after criticizing protesters, and another faces calls for his termination. What's a better way to respond to national protests and students' concerns about them?

Academics called to help interpret, guide national response to police violence and related civil unrest

Academics are called to help interpret and guide a national response to police violence and related civil unrest.

Social scientists on COVID-19

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What motivates people to wear masks, the effects of social isolation on children and the elderly, infection rates among the incarcerated. These are just some of the COVID-19 research topics social scientists are investigating right now.

More institutions are suspending or cutting retirement plan contributions

Colleges and universities are increasingly suspending or trimming employee retirement plan contributions to battle budget deficits.

Who owns all that course content you're putting online?

Copyright ownership concerns abound in the rapid shift to remote instruction.

Missouri Western cuts quarter of faculty along with programs in history and more

Missouri Western cuts 30 percent of the faculty, along with programs in history, political science, sociology, economics, music and more.

Online proctoring is surging during COVID-19

Is the fight against cheating during remote instruction worth enlisting third-party student surveillance platforms?

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