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Federal Inquiry on Women in Science

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Education Department plans review of whether colleges' treatment of female students and faculty members violates Title IX.

The Gen X Professor

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The new cohort of scholars is not just younger and more diverse -- new research suggests a values gap colleges need to address.

Committee Equities and Inequities

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New data challenge conventional wisdom (at least in part) on which groups of professors perform the most service work.

The Evolving (Eroding?) Faculty Job

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2 leading scholars of the professoriate release book outlining just how dramatically academic work is changing.

Overexposed?

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Feminist professor bares her breasts on her blog, and some students at Southern Cal object.

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.

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