History

The Cost of Whistle Blowing

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A graduate student brings charges of bogus citations and plagiarism against a professor, and guess who loses her job?

What History Students Read

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A scholar analyzes the state of instruction in American history survey courses – and finds them heavily reliant on textbooks.

Professor Cleared of Plagiarism

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A faculty review at North Dakota State U. found no basis for charges against a historian.

'Handout Hysteria' or Insensitivity?

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Jonathan Bean is a popular professor at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale -- even though his libertarian politics don't always coincide with his students' views. A historian, he was just named Teacher of the Year in the College of Liberal Arts.

Avoiding 'the Dustbin of History'

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Master’s degree programs in history play a role far more influential than would be indicated by the number of students enrolled. Because those students go on to either earn Ph.D.’s, teach in community colleges, teach in high schools or work in "public history," these programs have a broad impact on what millions of Americans will be taught about history.

Saving the Historical Record

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Scholars and archivists are making progress in sustaining a small but crucial program the Bush administration seeks to eliminate.

Few Rules for New Constitution Day Requirement

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The Education Department isn't requiring much from colleges to carry out a new law.

First Amendment Furor

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University press book sets off debate involving Alan Dershowitz, Arnold Schwarzenegger and charges of plagiarism and anti-Semitism.

Progress and Problems for Female Historians

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Report documents advances by women in history departments -- and lingering impact of sexism, both overt and subtle, on careers.

Dissent and Cake -- Happy Constitution Day!

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Colleges plan a variety of ways to mark a holiday they have been ordered to celebrate.

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