Humanities

Scholars consider how to save the liberal arts

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Scholars at conference on whether liberal arts need saving focus on evolving threats, including diminishing attention spans, mounting consumerism and a desire by administrators to quantify everything.

Sit-in at Seattle U raises allegation on dean's use of slur that may have been reference to book

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Since Wednesday, students have occupied part of humanities college at Seattle University, demanding shifts in curriculum and resignation of dean alleged to have used slur to refer to book title.

Article criticizes impact of digital humanities on colleges

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Controversial article argues digital humanities scholars are -- intentionally or not -- leading a "neoliberal takeover" of colleges and universities.

Lawsuit targets American Studies Association's stance on Israel academic boycott

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A lawsuit against the American Studies Association argues its support for the academic boycott of Israel falls outside the scope of its mission.

Oberlin professors condemn colleague's controversial remarks, others defend them

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Oberlin professors condemn a professor's anti-Semitic remarks on social media; others refuse to do so.

Scholars who study Hinduism and India face hostile climate

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Highly respected professors face intimidation, threats and smear campaigns for deviating from the views of the Hindu right.

Professor discusses his book on being raped

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Professor writes about how he was raped as a young man, drawing attention to male victims of a terrible crime.

Survey finds grade inflation continues to rise at four-year colleges, but not at community college

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The most common grade is A -- at all kinds of colleges. But while grade point averages are increasing at four-year institutions, that's not the case at community colleges.

Study shows 8.7% decline in humanities bachelor's degrees in 2 years

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Number of bachelor's degrees awarded fell 8.7 percent between 2012 and 2014, study finds.

Why did UC Riverside Fire a Tenured Professor?

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The University of California has fired just a handful of tenured professors since the late 1950s -- including one late last month. Details are still hazy, but those involved in the controversial case against a well-known professor of English at the Riverside campus are breaking their silence.

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