Social Sciences / Education

New analysis: New England colleges responsible for left-leaning professoriate

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New analysis suggests that one region is responsible for much of the national imbalance in the ideological leanings of faculty members.

Stopping tenure clock may help male professors more than female, study finds

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Colleges adopted policies to stop the tenure clock to help professors who are new parents, especially mothers. Study suggests fathers may be the real beneficiaries.

Anthropology group rejects resolution to boycott Israeli academic institutions

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Members of the American Anthropological Association narrowly vote down a resolution to boycott Israeli academic institutions.

'The Great Eight' set record for black doctorates at Indiana University

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Eight African-American women finish doctorates in education simultaneously this year at Indiana U. They created a "sister circle" for support.

Tweet by political science group angers many women in the field

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They want to know why article on international nongovernmental organizations was illustrated with a photograph of a young Asian woman.

U of Kansas professor cleared to teach after controversy over discussion of race

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U of Kansas lifts suspension of faculty member whose comments angered black students and others, who demanded she be fired.

Speech at Virginia Tech renews debate over 'The Bell Curve,' race and academic freedom

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The book and a planned appearance at Virginia Tech by one of its authors set off a debate over race, academic freedom and the role of a university president.

Sexist joke leads to debate and 118 resignations on academic Listserv of planning and geography

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Online group of scholars of planning and geography divided over one professor’s sexist humor – and how others reacted to it.

More than 1,000 Turkish scholars are under criminal investigation for signing a petition

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Turkish scholars describe a growing intolerance for dissent.

Wheaton in Illinois and professor it moved to fire reach agreement for her to resign

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Wheaton of Illinois and professor it tried to fire over her statements about God reach deal under which she will leave.

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