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.

Study traces characteristics of undergraduate education to key measures of success in life

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Study links certain traits of undergraduate education to success in life: meaningful interaction with professors, studying a variety of fields outside the major and having classroom talks that go to issues of ethics and life.

Professors consider how to sell the English major to students, parents, administrators, politicians

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At MLA, professors consider how to make the case for their discipline -- and talk about salary prospects -- to prospective students, but also to parents, presidents and politicians.

Author discusses her new book, 'Manifesto for the Humanities'

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Author of new book explains a path forward -- in large part through changes in doctoral education -- for disciplines whose scholars feel under siege.

Job market is tight in many humanities fields, but healthy in economics

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Market looks tight and getting worse for job seekers in English, foreign languages, history and philosophy. But a major social science field -- economics -- is doing a lot of hiring.

U of Kentucky will cover up and relocate a mural whose depiction of black people has upset many

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Responding to concerns of black students, U of Kentucky will shroud a fresco on the state's history.

Cal State Northridge professor says he's being targeted for his conservative social views

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Cal State Northridge professor says university is targeting him for his stance against gay adoption. But his students question why he's encouraged an English class to attend an event on family issues at the Reagan Library.

Editors and editorial board quit top linguistics journal to protest subscription fees

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The six editors and 31 editorial board members of Lingua, a top linguistics journal, have all resigned to protest Elsevier pricing. They plan a new open-access journal.

Novelist quits teaching job at Phoenix College over loyalty oath

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Arizona is surprised to find out it still requires professors to sign a statement that was common in McCarthy era. And a community college loses an adjunct who was its star professor.


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