Humanities

Dutch educators debate growth of English instruction at their universities

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Sixty percent of courses at universities in the Netherlands are now taught in English. In master's programs, the figure is 70 percent.

Syracuse condemns action of professor to rescind invitation to Israeli scholar

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NYU professor who was invited to show his acclaimed film at Syracuse U conference is then told not to come because of his nationality. University vows to invite him another time.

Dissertation focuses on Shakespearean insults

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Ph.D. student, working with Globe theater, explores Elizabethan barbs.

 

Notre Dame de Namur professors protest academic cuts flowing from program prioritization

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Joining professors elsewhere, tenured Notre Dame de Namur faculty members protest cuts that followed academic program prioritization. But their new status as union members may complicate their situation.

Instructor charged in murder of faculty member

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Missouri State places instructor on leave after he is charged with stabbing to death a fellow instructor.

Author discusses book about how academics should use social media

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Author discusses book on how and why academics should use social media for scholarly purposes.

Columbia U announces pay increases for graduate student workers ahead of decision on union eligibility

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Columbia U announces major pay increases for graduate student workers ahead of a major NLRB decision on their union eligibility. The would-be union is happy but says collective bargaining is still the way forward.

U of Edinburgh professors object to putting glass panels in their office doors

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Professors at U of Edinburgh object to plan to put glass panels in their office doors.

University of Memphis boosts adjunct pay, but it remains low

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U of Memphis is winning praise for giving adjuncts first raise in three decades -- and a large percentage increase at that. But adjunct pay will still be close to minimum wage.

Conference explores humanities labs

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Conference delves into best practices and rationale for the institutions.

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