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Controversy over retired Army psychologist up for post at University of Missouri

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Ex-Army psychologist -- credited with "cleaning up" Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib -- finds the stigma of both places hard to shake as he applies for new administrative role at University of Missouri at Columbia.

Controversy grows over pro-Palestinian event at Brooklyn College

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President defends right of organizers to have event -- co-sponsored by political science department -- supportive of boycott of Israel, but pledges new events with "alternative perspectives."

Colorado Supreme Court rejects Ward Churchill's appeal

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Colorado Supreme Court rejects his appeal in decision that some faculty leaders see as danger to academic freedom -- but that some college associations argue is essential to academic freedom.

UCF professor’s e-mail accuses students of bigotry

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A professor sent a mass e-mail to all of the students in his course when some of them argued that Christianity is a superior religion. Was he right to do so?

Survey finds that social psychologists admit to anti-conservative bias

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Survey finds healthy minorities of social psychologists admit that they would be more likely to reject a journal submission or a job candidate because of conservative politics.

Adjunct loses courses after going public about threats she received

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Instructor raised concern about separation of church and state at a public university. The day she went public with the threatening e-mails she received, her courses for the fall disappeared.

Harvard kills courses by controversial summer school instructor

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Harvard faculty decides that a controversial economist's statements about Muslims were so offensive that his normal summer school courses should be eliminated.

Army shuts down controversial Human Terrain System, criticized by many anthropologists

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U.S. Army quietly shuts down Human Terrain System, which placed anthropologists and other scholars with military units in Iraq and Afghanistan and set off huge debate over scholarly ethics.

Essay on the need for new Ph.D.s to do job searches for more than dream jobs

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Every new Ph.D. needs a plan B, writes Thomas Magaldi.

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