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Ohio court asks university to give back pay to professor who made shooting reference

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A frustrated professor said he wasn't serious when he talked about shooting students, but Bowling Green suspended him without pay. Ohio appeals court says he deserves back pay.

Senior professor's mass e-mail leads to introspection

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An open letter to his colleagues, decrying dysfunction at his university, is now prompting reflection (and praise) from academics elsewhere.

Associate professors less satisfied than those at other ranks, survey finds

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Preliminary results of national survey find their job satisfaction in many areas lags those at assistant and full ranks.

Community colleges pop up on TV, in film and in new novels

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Satirical fiction is targeting community colleges, which may be sign of the sector's deepening societal relevance.

Humanities scholars consider the role of peer review

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At the MLA, scholars consider how radically to change the traditional models for deciding what gets published.

Email from historians' group sparks debate about individual liability insurance offered by professional associations

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Email from historians' group sparks debate about individual liability insurance offered by professional associations and whether faculty members need this kind of coverage.

Tweet suggests Olympic sports for academics

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Scholar suggests competitive sports for professors.

Author discusses book about how academics should use social media

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Author discusses book on how and why academics should use social media for scholarly purposes.

Law professor responds to students who complained about her Black Lives Matter shirt

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When students complained about a Black Lives Matter shirt, she responded in a letter now going viral, but without any identification. We'll tell you who she is.

Author discusses his new book about why higher education matters

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Author discusses his new book about why higher education still matters.

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