Politics (national)

Making Human Rights More Scientific

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AAAS launches group aimed not only at protecting rights of scientists, but of bringing scholarly expertise to broader humanitarian efforts.

Mixing Partying and Politics

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As they fête Obama's historic inauguration, advocates for historically black colleges urge the president-elect to prioritize them in his stimulus package.

Anti-Israel Prof Loses Post at Bard

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Joel Kovel denounces process to faculty colleagues, but some point to his disorganization or the economy as being more decisive than his politics in the case.

Protest Ends with 'Whoops'

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As of early Friday, everything was going according to plan.

Discouraging Jeerers

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Controversial visitors to U. Chicago and Temple provoke angry crowds, inside the lecture hall.

Professor in Chief

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Obama's critics have again taken to deriding his professorial past, shedding light on longstanding stereotypes about academe.

Old School Shimer

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Shimer College’s new interim president signaled efforts Tuesday to end a contentious chapter at the small Chicago-based institution, pledging to uphold traditions many had seen as being under fire during his predecessor’s short and controversial tenure.

Profs Turned Pols

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From local school board races to Congressional campaigns, an effort is under way to push scientists out of the lab and onto the stump.

Wins for Higher Ed in 2 State Votes

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On a primary election day in which anti-tax, anti-government sentiment was strong nationally, public colleges and universities in Arizona and Oregon won key victories.

Introducing Glenn Beck University

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Glenn Beck, the controversial broadcaster, has decided to introduce his own education service: Beck University.

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