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Larry's Other Legacy

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Child care in Boston isn’t exactly cheap, and child care at Harvard University isn’t exactly ideal.

In a survey last fall of 244 faculty members, child care was ranked as the “least effective” policy or practice at Harvard. As part of a push to make Harvard more family friendly and more appealing to female faculty members, Harvard announced Tuesday that it will expand its child care offerings and strengthen parental leave policies.

Alternate Academic Reality

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Calling all professors: FOX wants you for spouse swap TV show.

Prior Restraint on Speech?

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Fredonia professor charges he was offered full professorship if he subjected his views to review; university says he distorts sequence of events.

Professors: Managers or Employees?

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Appeals court ruling revives debate over unions at private colleges -- and sets off new debate over whom the decision favored.

The Rise of the Social Sciences

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New book uses some unusual data sets to trace disciplinary shifts over a century -- and around the entire world.

Fighting Back Against Extremists

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Following increase in harassment from animal rights foes, UCLA announces campaign to protect researchers and their families.

You May Have Been YouTubed

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Students start to post videos of professors -- shot secretly -- on popular site. Watch out for your dignity and intellectual property rights.

The 'Family Friendly' Bonus

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As more colleges have adopted "family friendly" policies for professors, many experts have noted that relatively small shares of those eligible for the flexible arrangements use them. Much has been written about why this is the case, with many observers guessing that young parents, especially women, fear that asking for flexible arrangements may hurt them in the tenure process.

More Rights for Adjuncts

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AAUP suggests standards for treatment of part timers, some of whom see plan as progress; others worry about its time limits.

Political Shocker: Faculty Moderates

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New analysis suggests that the biggest trend in professorial politics is a shift to the center in many disciplines.

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