Humanities

Professor who advocates Israel boycott is latest to face demands for records about her career

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Open-records requests involving a SUNY Plattsburgh professor who backs the Israel boycott follow pattern of challenges to faculty members with controversial views on a range of issues.

New study suggests continued bias in academic conference panel selections

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New study provides evidence that when those reviewing panel submissions see a woman's name, she is less likely to be invited than if no name is seen.

Lafayette professor goes on hunger strike to protest president's veto of his tenure bid

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Lafayette professor goes on a hunger strike to protest what he sees as irregularities and injustices in his failed tenure bid. He is the latest minority professor to raise questions about fairness of teaching evaluations.

Group seeks to block U of Texas from letting professors keep guns out of offices

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Group that pushed for concealed weapons on college campuses wants state to block rule that lets professors keep weapons out of their offices.

Months later, Oberlin suspends professor who made anti-Semitic remarks on Facebook

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Oberlin once again changes its stance toward Joy Karega, suspending the professor pending an investigation into her remarks on social media.

Philosophers move to limit alleged harasser's influence within the discipline

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After an alleged harasser holds on to a powerful academic position, professors try to limit his influence, in part by excluding his work from their syllabi. Is that the right strategy?

Academics fact-check pervasive idea that liberal academics indoctrinate their students

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Academics fact-check the persistent idea, promoted at GOP convention, that liberal professors politically indoctrinate their students.

Should an HBCU founded by black Civil War veterans shutter its history department, against the recommendation of a faculty committee?

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Should an HBCU founded by black Civil War veterans shutter its history department, against the recommendation of a faculty committee?

Three professors sue UT Austin over the right to ban guns from their classrooms

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With lawsuit seeking the right to keep guns out of their classrooms, three UT Austin professors try to reshape the debate over campus carry.

New analysis: New England colleges responsible for left-leaning professoriate

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New analysis suggests that one region is responsible for much of the national imbalance in the ideological leanings of faculty members.

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