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Purdue looks to adopt civics knowledge as undergraduate requirement

Purdue's Mitch Daniels thinks civics knowledge should be a graduation requirement. Many faculty members agree.

La Verne seeks to terminate gadfly professor for allegedly threatening to 'assassinate' a colleague

La Verne seeks to terminate a gadfly professor for allegedly threatening to "assassinate" a colleague. Is it going too far?

UC Santa Cruz grad assistants strike for living wage in tough rental market

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UC Santa Cruz grad assistants strike for a living wage in their tough rental market, but the university says its hands are tied due to union contract.

Syracuse grapples with how to meaningfully educate students about diversity, equity and inclusion

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Syracuse grapples with how to meaningfully educate students about equity and inclusion.

Alan Dershowitz finds himself thrust into academe's margins

Alan Dershowitz's legal arguments against impeaching President Trump have thrust him even farther into academe's margins.

An intelligent argument on race

Scholar makes argument in favor of race-based research into intelligence, but experts in that subfield say it's an unnecessary plea that doesn't square with scientific realities.

Texas A&M's beef with Harvard

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Texas A&M chancellor suggests that Harvard researchers have an anti-red meat agenda.

Me Too was a major theme at this year's Modern Language Association meeting

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Modern Language Association members discuss how to process the movement -- for themselves, their work and their students.

MLA discusses professors' ethical responsibilities for training graduate students

MLA members discuss professors' ethical responsibilities for training graduate students, as some propose shifts in admissions practices.

Historians approve anti-ICE resolution but vote down anti-Israel proposals at their annual meeting

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Historians approve an anti-ICE resolution but vote down anti-Israel proposals at their annual meeting. They also show support for nontenured colleagues.

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