Blackballed at Yale

Juan Cole's appointment in Middle Eastern studies apparently killed -- despite backing at departmental level and following intense media campaign.

Mentally Untenured

Professors at Pasadena City College rally behind colleague who lost job protection after bipolar breakdown.

Soft Support for Tenure

Poll suggests most Americans back academic freedom and faculty control of classrooms -- but with limits.

Shrinking Censure List

AAUP removes 5 colleges from its sanction list, adds New Mexico Highlands -- and debates what to do about Medaille.

Plot to Kill a Colleague

Va. prosecutors charge community college professor in scheme apparently prompted by sexual harassment complaint.

Larry's Other Legacy

Child care in Boston isn’t exactly cheap, and child care at Harvard University isn’t exactly ideal.

In a survey last fall of 244 faculty members, child care was ranked as the “least effective” policy or practice at Harvard. As part of a push to make Harvard more family friendly and more appealing to female faculty members, Harvard announced Tuesday that it will expand its child care offerings and strengthen parental leave policies.

Invisible Review at Oberlin

In-depth evaluation of president's performance seemed like a good idea, but now many say the report has been squelched.

The Missing Doctorates

Black Ph.D.'s in science and engineering are more likely than others to end up teaching in non-science fields, NSF study finds 

Digital Assessments

Blackboard and other players are planning to enter business of helping colleges measure what goes on in the classroom.

Training the Next Generation

In Chicago, Roosevelt U. will help prepare faculty for community colleges, which will in turn provide students for the university.


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