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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."

West Virginia University lets controversial speaker appear and answers his attack on professor

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West Virginia University defends right of Breitbart's Milo Yiannopoulos to speak, but also right of students and faculty members to answer back when he attacked a professor who advocates for gay and minority students.

Latina student's story about how professor reacted to word "hence" sets off debate on stereotypes

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Blog post called “Academia, Love Me Back” raises concerns about stereotypes and inclusivity.

Jewish professors at Wheelock College say they were subject to campaign of harassment

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Jewish professors at Wheelock College say they were subject to campaign of harassment after suggesting that Jewish students are underrepresented in campus life.

Voter registration data show Democrats outnumber Republicans among social scientists, 11.5 to 1

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Study of public voter registration data shows that Democrats outnumber Republicans among social scientists, 11.5 to one. Does it matter?

Q and A with author of new book on 'gender shrapnel' in academe

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Gender-based discrimination in the academic workplace isn’t always overt, but the “shrapnel” of small indignities stays with you. That’s the premise of a new book on this kind of bias, and how to alleviate it.

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