Social Sciences / Education

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.

Colleges award tenure

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

Alma College

  • Brian Doyle, biology and biochemistry
  • Dale Sanders, health care administration

Clarkson University

  • Michael Garcia, ​literature
  • John Milne, engineering and management
  • Selma Mededovic Thagard, ​chemical and biomolecular engineering

Denison University

Marquette suspends controversial faculty blogger, but requires him to apologize

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Marquette suspends controversial tenured faculty blogger whom last year it moved to fire. And university says he must apologize for some past statements to keep his job.

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