Humanities

Juan Williams is out as commencement speaker at Ursinus

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Fox News contributor Juan Williams won't be speaking at Ursinus College's commencement after faculty members question his ethics.

Satirical higher ed social media accounts go serious in wake of Trump election

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Satirical academic social media accounts go serious to protest Donald Trump.

AAUP says colleges should defend professors targeted for online harassment due to political views

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AAUP says institutions need to defend professors targeted for online harassment due to their political views.

Research on midcareer professors makes case for support after tenure

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Research to be presented at AAC&U makes case for supporting these faculty members and pushes back against notions that posttenure professors suffer from “malaise.”

Pitt arts and sciences faculty divided over proposal to eliminate foreign language exemption

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Pitt’s arts and sciences faculty is divided over a proposal to eliminate a high school study exemption from foreign language requirement. Some say high school seat time is poor measure of proficiency, while others fear forcing too many students into language courses.

Arizona lawmakers' failed ban on 'divisive' college courses highlights new criticism of white studies

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Arizona lawmakers' failed proposed ban on “divisive” college courses signals new criticism of white studies. Similar courses -- though common -- have become controversial elsewhere. Those who teach them say the classes are being distorted.

Research documents life impact of attending a liberal arts college

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Study finds positive impact on graduates’ life experiences, including leadership, civic-mindedness … and financial success.

Historians push for more collaboration in a field that traditionally has snubbed group efforts

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Historians push for more teamwork even as many feel it won’t help them earn tenure.

Duke professors report emails from someone falsely claiming to be student, seeking information on their courses

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Duke warns professors about emails from someone claiming to be a student, seeking information about their courses -- many in fields criticized by some on the right. Some Michigan and Denver faculty members have received similar emails but from different source.

New report makes data-based case for building U.S. capacity for foreign language

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A new report from American Academy of Arts and Sciences makes a data-based case for building U.S. capacity for foreign languages.

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