EXECUTIVE POSITIONS

New Southern Maine cuts announced after months of protest over old ones

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The University of Southern Maine plans to eliminate 50 faculty positions, 100 staffers and many freestanding departments, leaving some questioning whether what remains will truly be a university.

 

New books warn of expanding notions of academic freedom and checks on free speech that are hurting higher education

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New books on academic freedom and free speech argue that the most serious threats to academic freedom and free speech are coming from within higher education.

Protests and controversy over how U. of Michigan responded to athlete's concussion

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University's lack of immediate response to a concussion leads to mass student protests and demands for dismissal of athletic director.

Both complainants and respondents in sexual assault cases question privacy policies

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Privacy is paramount in dealing with sexual assault cases. But is there such a thing as too much privacy?

Despite faculty opposition, a politician to become president of Florida State U.

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Trustees, despite faculty and student opposition, pick political insider without experience in higher education.

 

Recent legal cases point to link between anti-adjunct bias and age bias

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Several legal challenges suggest a key challenge for long-term adjuncts seeking jobs on the tenure track is age discrimination.

Mills College adjuncts protest changes that were instituted shortly after a union vote

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Mills College adjuncts, fresh from winning a union vote, protest job eliminations and program changes that seemed to kick in just as collective bargaining was won.

Think tank backs changes to Pell by pointing out tricks colleges play with merit aid

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Lobbying for changes to key aid program for low-income students, New America Foundation study points to tricks colleges play with Pell Grants.

Berkeley chancellor angers faculty members with remarks on civility and free speech

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As Berkeley chancellor joins those calling for more civility in academe, faculty critics see an attack on academic freedom.

Consultants' best case scenarios rarely reality

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Consultants help colleges save money, but not as much as colleges might expect, according to a new report.

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