Social Sciences / Education

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.

Why scholars in Britain hired a comedian to help the public engage with their research

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For public engagement with scholars, of course. And researchers have employed a comedian to help them reach out to a wider public.

Colleges award tenure

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The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges and universities:

Bemidji State University

  • Heidi Hansen, mathematics
  • Marci Maple, nursing
  • Michael Murray, economics
  • Sheila Paul, nursing
  • Roxanne Pickle, health sciences and human ecology
  • Sarah Tarutis, nursing

Canisius College

Instructor says Gannon U demanded his resignation after 'Newsweek' wrote about his work in Iraq

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Former instructor says Gannon U demanded he quit after Newsweek wrote about his role as interrogation expert in Iraq.


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