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Shenandoah University wants to make it easier for parents to return to work after a baby

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Shenandoah University wants to make it easier for parents to return to campus after a baby by inviting newborns to join their moms and dads at work. Older kids are also welcome if child care falls through or in emergencies.

Northwestern professor, Oxford employee wanted for murder

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Chicago police are searching for Northwestern professor and Oxford employee, charged with murder and considered armed and dangerous.

College allegedly suspends a communications adjunct for comments about race on Fox News

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Essex County College allegedly suspends a communications adjunct for comments about race on Fox News, but she’s fighting back with the tools of her trade.

Study of faculty members with mental health issues finds mix of attitudes on disclosing and seeking assistance

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New study of faculty members with mental health issues finds they disclose conditions selectively to trusted colleagues but are less trusting of and have worse reactions from staff members whose job it is to help them.

Professor makes public resignation of tenured job at Kansas over campus carry

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Professor’s public resignation letter points to tensions in Kansas as new law takes effect this summer.

Satirical higher ed social media accounts go serious in wake of Trump election

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Satirical academic social media accounts go serious to protest Donald Trump.

AAUP says colleges should defend professors targeted for online harassment due to political views

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AAUP says institutions need to defend professors targeted for online harassment due to their political views.

Research on midcareer professors makes case for support after tenure

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Research to be presented at AAC&U makes case for supporting these faculty members and pushes back against notions that posttenure professors suffer from “malaise.”

Professor Watchlist receives challenge from new blog: Watch List Redux, where being named is intended as a badge of honor

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Professor Watchlist faces challenge from Watchlist Redux, where being named is intended as a badge of honor and where "radical" applies to Socrates, Jesus and Alan Turing, as well as those singled out today.

Cornell launches effort to cut administrative red tape, starting with shadow work

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Cornell looks for ways to cut time professors spend on administrative requirements, as opposed to teaching and research.

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