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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.

Academics alarmed by TSA plans to require books to be removed from carry-on luggage

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Faculty groups alarmed by potential impact of new TSA plan for screening carry-on luggage.

Health survey for faculty, staff first of its kind

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Pilot survey finds good health, but also concerns about uncivil behavior by colleagues.

Coloring book offers academics chance to be creative while poking fun at their lives

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A coloring book from the University of Chicago Press? Yes, and it pokes fun at academe.

Research confirms that professors lean left, but questions assumptions about what this means for conservatives

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DeVos accusation that faculty members seek to tell students what to think renews debate, on which research is plentiful. Studies say professors lean left but challenge idea that this results in indoctrination or harms conservatives.

Visiting scholar detained and nearly deported

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Texas A&M intervened when French Holocaust scholar headed to a conference was blocked from leaving the airport.

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