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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.

Not So Godless After All

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Believers outnumber atheists and agnostics, survey finds, and many professors regularly attend religious services.

Professor Quits Amid Charge of Improper Relationship

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The former Washington University faculty member made his mark in the sciences, as a dinosaur expert.

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