Political science

War of Words Over Paper on Israel

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Scholars' critical examination of U.S.-Israeli ties is called shoddy and bigoted; others say harsh reaction proves the study's point.

Finishing the Ph.D.

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Yale will review graduate programs, with focus on years 2-4 as key to helping students complete dissertations.

Senatorial Peer Review

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Lawmakers tell NSF what it should and shouldn't fund -- and question some grants (without bothering to talk to the researchers involved).

Florida Isolationism

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Professors say legislation to limit their travel to "terrorist states" will hurt academic freedom, but Jeb Bush likes the idea.

Pitching a Public Service Academy

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Proposed university would offer students a free, four-year education with service obligations after graduation.

Shilling for Dictators?

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Noted expert on Eurasia, accused of being apologist for tyrants, sees McCarthy-like attack on his views.

Scholar of Peace in the Line of Fire

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Earlham professor was home visiting his family in Beirut. Because he's not a U.S. citizen, he's not sure he can return to his job.

New Analysis of Academic Freedom

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Essays in new book compare state of professors' rights around the world in post-9/11 era.

Not So Hard to Vote?

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Despite reports to the contrary, students who wanted to cast ballots in 2004 had little difficulty doing so, political scientists find.

The Speech That Wasn't

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For an event that won't take place, the planned appearance by Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, resulted in plenty of announcements from Columbia University on Wednesday and Thursday.

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