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Communication professor establishes rules with his students on talking about Trump in class

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Communication professor establishes ground rules for political conversations with his students in class. Could they be useful to other academics struggling with how to encourage productive conversations about the president, while not losing control of the syllabus?

Middlebury engages in soul-searching after speech is shouted down and professor is attacked

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New details on shouting down of a speaker add to the soul-searching: professor was attacked after event; nonstudents were among those involved; president vows to promote value of free expression.

Middlebury students shout down lecture by Charles Murray

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Middlebury students chant and shout to prevent Charles Murray from speaking. He later is led to a private location, where a discussion with a professor is livestreamed. After the event some attack car carrying Murray and a professor.

One of the most liberal-minded disciplines plots its course under the new administration

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Anthropology -- where the work of researchers is often at odds with the priorities of the Trump White House -- tries to figure out how to maneuver.

Liberal arts students' fears about the job market upon graduation are increasingly informing what they choose to study, even as electives

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At colleges proud of attracting students who want a broad-based, non-vocational education, numbers of majors in arts and humanities are falling.

 

Orange Coast College suspends student who secretly videotaped professor's anti-Trump comments that later went viral

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Orange Coast College suspends student who secretly and in violation of college rules videotaped professor's anti-Trump comments, which later went viral.

U of Chicago debates whether Corey Lewandowski should speak -- and whether reporters should be barred

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University faces criticism for appearance by Corey Lewandowski, former Trump campaign manager, and also for keeping journalists out of the room while he talks.

Research on midcareer professors makes case for support after tenure

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Research to be presented at AAC&U makes case for supporting these faculty members and pushes back against notions that posttenure professors suffer from “malaise.”

Study suggests grading leniency is result rather than cause of low grading reliability

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Study finds variation in the way students are evaluated -- and tougher grades appear to be closer to what they should be. But not necessary due to grade inflation alone.

Drexel issues new statement about academic freedom and inclusivity

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University issues new statement, explicitly recognizing one of its faculty members' tweets about "white genocide" as "protected speech," but also stressing "importance of choosing one’s words thoughtfully."

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