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AAUP Turns to Scholar of Higher Education

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Faculty group turns to professor who studies professors and their working conditions as its next general secretary. Plus a podcast interview with Gary Rhoades.

'Teach Them to Challenge Authority'

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Stanley Fish may be telling academics to keep their opinions to themselves, but Gregory S. Prince Jr. thinks it is time for colleges to stop trying to make their classrooms neutral. Prince, the former president of Hampshire College, argues for professors to take all kinds of positions -- as a tool for challenging their students.

Don't Think of Dropping In on Your President

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Lizabeth Barclay was just trying to do her job.

Will Professors Delay Retirements?

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Plenty are seeing their funds shrink amid Wall Street's woes. While that's not unique to higher ed, academe may face particular challenges if more faculty hold off on going emeritus.

New Questions on Women, Academe and Careers

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Top scholars gather to share research findings and works in progress that explore why gender gaps persist in the professoriate and other prestigious jobs on campuses.

2 Wins for Illinois Professors

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University affirms that they can wear buttons and attend rallies, and ends talks that some feared would create the next Hoover Institution.

'The American College Town'

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For many students, living in a college town is a key part of their undergraduate experience. And for many faculty members and administrators, living in a college town is a key part of their adult lives. The University of Massachusetts Press is about to publish a scholarly analysis of these locales, The American College Town. Blake Gumprecht, the author and associate professor of geography at the University of New Hampshire, responded to e-mail questions about his new book.

Culture and Decisions in Higher Ed

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Scholar explains themes of his new book on why colleges and universities function as they do.

Vigilante Justice on Plagiarism

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At Texas A&M International, an instructor told students he would fail and publicly humiliate them if they engaged in academic dishonesty. They did and he did -- so the university fired him.

Fieldwork with Three Children

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At annual meeting, anthropologists discuss mothering in, and of, the field.

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