Social Sciences / Education

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.

Florida governor wants to know why all psychology majors aren't employed

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Florida's governor has called public university presidents to a meeting to ask why they can't be sure graduates in their most popular majors will all be employed. His prime target is psychology.

Florida Atlantic moves to fire Sandy Hook denier

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Florida Atlantic acts after parents of a boy killed in the Newtown, Conn., tragedy accuse institution of ignoring damage caused by a conspiracy theorist on its faculty.

Academic at center of Yale controversy over Halloween costumes won't teach there again

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Woman who sent controversial email about Halloween costumes -- and faced uproar over it -- decides to stop teaching at Yale University.

Yale professors issue open letter on free speech

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Dozens of Yale faculty members issue open letter decrying substance and tone of recent discussions of a controversial email -- and urging civil discussions of difficult issues.

U of Kansas professor is on leave after comments on race result in 5 complaints

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Kansas professor is on leave after students complain over her use of n-word and her statements on retention. Situation is latest to raise issues of racial sensitivity and academic freedom.

Open-access advocates see opportunity in Lingua 'editorial mutiny'

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Open-access advocates see an opportunity to capitalize on the Lingua controversy, but outcomes of previous mass resignations at scholarly journals paint an unclear picture of the impact of "editorial mutinies."

Video shows Mizzou student press clash with protesters

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U of Missouri activists clash with student photographer, raising questions about protesters and free expression. And role of professor in blocking the student sets off large debate -- and she apologizes.

Anthropology association task force recommends the group take action in response to Israeli-Palestinian conflict

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Task force charged with evaluating how anthropology association should respond to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict recommends that group take action, and suggests that censure of Israeli policies is insufficient.

Saida Grundy discusses the controversy over her comments on Twitter, her career, race and sociology

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Three months after her comments on Twitter made her a target of the conservative blogosphere, she talks about that experience, race, her career and the clout (or lack thereof) of sociology.

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