Humanities

Gap ad raises eyebrows among academics with portrayal of tenure-track fashion

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Response to Gap ad shows perils of attempting to define or monetize academic fashion.

History journal apologizes for assigning review of book on urban education and inequality to someone viewed as a white supremacist

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Leading history journal apologizes for assigning review of book on inequality and urban education issues to a professor viewed by many as a white supremacist.

Coloring book offers academics chance to be creative while poking fun at their lives

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A coloring book from the University of Chicago Press? Yes, and it pokes fun at academe.

Drexel Faculty Senate looks into professor's controversial tweets

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Drexel Faculty Senate is looking into professor's comment on Twitter about wanting to vomit when he saw a passenger in first class on a flight give his seat to a soldier.

Hybrid publishing platform Manifold enters public beta phase

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Manifold, a hybrid publishing platform created by the U of Minnesota Press and CUNY’s Graduate Center, launches in beta form with features supporting experimental scholarly work.

Christian professors circulate letter pledging support to marginalized and vulnerable students

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Liberal campus criticisms of the Trump administration and broader political environment are a dime a dozen. So a new denunciation of promised deportations and other rhetoric from faculty members at Christian and Catholic colleges stands out.

Authors discuss new book on role of Christian universities

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Authors discuss new book on role and purpose of Christian higher education.

Research confirms that professors lean left, but questions assumptions about what this means for conservatives

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DeVos accusation that faculty members seek to tell students what to think renews debate, on which research is plentiful. Studies say professors lean left but challenge idea that this results in indoctrination or harms conservatives.

Visiting scholar detained and nearly deported

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Texas A&M intervened when French Holocaust scholar headed to a conference was blocked from leaving the airport.

Study suggests university presses publish fewer humanities books

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Study suggests university presses are publishing fewer books in the humanities. Experts say the publishing industry is facing more significant changes.

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