Humanities

Students criticize administration's response to what they term hate speech by a professor

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Connecticut College professor accused of hate speech against Palestinians in Facebook post about "rabid pit bull" in Gaza. Dispute sets off debate on free expression, bias and more.

Writing teachers talk teaching students about 'white privilege' at composition instructors' meeting

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Writing instructors at Conference on College Composition and Communication talk about teaching about racism and white privilege -- and the political and career risks they face for doing so.

New analysis of Rate My Professors finds patterns in words used to describe men and women

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When students go to popular Web site to rate professors, their word choices appear to depend on whether instructors are men or women, new analysis finds.

Marquette moves to fire controversial faculty blogger

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Marquette moves to dismiss controversial tenured professor who on his blog criticized a graduate student by name.

National Adjunct Walkout Day approaches, attracting both enthusiasm and questions

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With National Adjunct Walkout Day a month away, interest grows, and it is prompting discussions among faculty leaders. But many supporters feel the need to back the effort in ways other than walking off the job.

Arizona State U. backs down from some details of a controversial plan for writing instructors

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Arizona State, facing criticism, agrees to pay more to some composition instructors assigned extra sections. But the university refuses to back down on courseloads that violate disciplinary standards.

Paris attacks reignite debate over university presses' commitment to free speech.

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Terrorist attacks in Paris have resurrected a free speech battle between a scholar and Yale U. Press, which removed cartoons about Muhammad from her book.

Another decline in jobs in English and foreign languages

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Annual study by MLA finds declines in jobs in English and foreign languages.

U. Illinois board receives report recommending reappointment of ex-convict

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A faculty report, obtained by Inside Higher Ed, endorses reappointment of adjunct James Kilgore, who was barred from further teaching at the U. of Illinois despite strong record -- after word spread of his past with Symbionese Liberation Army. Will trustees, under fire over academic freedom issues, accept the findings?

 

Positive reports for humanities earnings, art school job prospects

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Two separate reports show evidence of humanities and arts majors finding success in the professional world.

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