Politics

Into the Fray

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Noting years of misreading of the past by those in power, historians vow wider engagement with the public.

Turning on the Faculty

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Professors at public universities worry that a combination of economic anxiety, anti-union sentiment and frustration over rising college costs will make them and their institutions targets for populist anger.

Political Purge or Quality Control?

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An adjunct teaching the Middle East is yanked from a course at Brooklyn College, with very different interpretations as to why.

Ethos Matters

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Researchers find that institutional identity trumps policy when it comes to whether professors think their institutions value teaching.

A Marriage Endures

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Rebuffing a disaffiliation endorsed by their leaders, delegates to New York's faculty union vote instead to keep their connection to the American Association of University Professors.

A Shop Divided

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Furor over outspoken adjunct's testimony in Washington highlights rift between tenured and contingent faculty.

'Lowering Higher Education'

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With colleges under intense pressure to find new sources of revenue, many are applying business ideas or creating closer ties to corporations. In their new book, Lowering Higher Education: The Rise of Corporate Universities and the Fall of Liberal Education (University of Toronto Press), James E. Côté and Anton L.

The Professor's Night Job

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A former assistant professor of psychology at John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill, Calif., has sued the institution for sex discrimination, alleging that she was fired for performing in an off-campus burlesque act.

(Liberal) Academic Self-Selection

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2 new studies suggest that bias is not the reason professors tend to lean left. But don't expect the debate to end.

The 'Inside Job' Effect

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Many American economists have been stung by their failure to anticipate the financial meltdown of 2008, dogged by persistent suggestions of conflicts of interest -- that they were working for financial industries that they said were healthier than turned out to be true. In a notable break from the past, the pre-eminent professional society for the discipline is moving ahead with plans to examine ethical practices in the field.

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