Humanities

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.

Is 'identity liberalism,' widespread on college campuses, to blame for Donald Trump's rise?

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Is “identity liberalism,” widespread on college campuses, to blame for Donald Trump’s rise? Scholars are divided.

Book argues that faculty members of color going up for tenure are judged by different standard than white peers

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New book argues that sometimes faculty members of color going up for tenure are judged by a higher standard than are their white peers.

New website seeks to register professors accused of liberal bias and 'anti-American values'

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New website seeks to register professors accused of liberal bias and “anti-American values.”

Rutgers places adjunct on leave for tweets he says were based on rhetoric of President-elect Trump

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Rutgers places adjunct on leave for Twitter comments that he says were modeled on (and a critique of) the pro-gun rhetoric of the president-elect -- and that he says never should have been taken literally.

In Trump's win, professors see threats to science and academic freedom -- but also an opportunity to connect with students

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In Trump's win, professors see threats to science and academic freedom -- but also an opportunity to connect with students.

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