Humanities

Faculty members at Whitman fight for more say in how the administration raises its student-faculty ratio

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Is an eight-to-one student-faculty ratio one to be cherished or seen as a luxury few colleges can afford? Debate at Whitman illustrates the tensions.

Fresno State and the Secret Service are investigating an untenured lecturer who said President Trump "must hang" on Twitter

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Fresno State and the Secret Service are investigating an untenured lecturer who tweeted that President Trump "must hang." But the professor says he never meant to incite actual violence.

Court backs U of New Mexico in case involving student who said she was booted from course for critiquing lesbianism

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Appeals court sides with U of New Mexico in case of student who said she was booted from a class for critiquing lesbianism. Judges say professors have right to make decisions about what kind of speech is appropriate for academic setting.

Berkeley again accused of protecting reputation of star professor instead of acting on reports of harassment

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Berkeley is again in hot water for allegedly protecting the reputation of a prominent professor instead of acting on reports of harassment against him. The case this time involves John R. Searle, a noted philosopher of language.

Ideological odd couple Robert George and Cornel West issue a joint statement against 'campus illiberalism'

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Ideological odd couple Robert George and Cornel West issue joint statement -- attracting thousands of signatures -- in wake of shouting down of a speaker at Middlebury.

Education secretary criticizes professors as telling students 'what to think'

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Professors tell students "what to say, and more ominously, what to think," new education secretary says in her first sustained criticism of higher education.

Youngstown State adjuncts 'celebrate' 25 years without a raise

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At Youngstown State, adjuncts marked the anniversary with a cake.

Liberal arts students' fears about the job market upon graduation are increasingly informing what they choose to study, even as electives

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At colleges proud of attracting students who want a broad-based, non-vocational education, numbers of majors in arts and humanities are falling.

 

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.

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