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

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

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

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

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

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

Study of top public universities finds limited faculty diversity, and yet signs of progress -- except for African-Americans in STEM

Study of top public universities finds limited faculty diversity, yet signs of progress -- except for African-Americans in STEM.

Sociologists seek systematic response to online targeting of and threats against public scholars

Sociologists call for a systematic response to online targeting of and threats against public scholars.

In harassment cases, could institutions be cracking down on even big-name faculty members?

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Higher ed sees a round of faculty terminations and resignations over allegations of sexual misconduct: Could institutions be cracking down on even big-name professors?

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