English departments at U. of Maryland and elsewhere respond to drop-offs -- some of them steep -- in English majors.
Annual study by MLA finds declines in jobs in English and foreign languages.
Survey finds departments and numbers of faculty positions more stable than is widely assumed, and policies on use of digital materials for promotion absent from most institutions.
Community college instructors across disciplines can teach reading comprehension, thanks to an expanding training program that is winning believers.
Amid criticism from employees, Oak Ridge National Laboratory calls off voluntary Southern accent "reduction" class.
Video showing Arizona State police arrest of a faculty member stemming from jaywalking incident provokes outrage.
MLA Delegate Assembly narrowly approves controversial measure criticizing Israeli decisions on travel of scholars to the country and the West Bank. Should the meeting have been chaired by someone who backs boycott of Israel?
Speakers at MLA meeting endorse many reforms of graduate education, but object to the idea that Ph.D. programs should shrink.
At separate events at separate hotels, MLA panelists discuss the Israel boycott movement and academic freedom. Only those who attended both sessions heard divergent views.
Pro-Israel groups question why speakers at an MLA session on the Israel boycott all appear to favor it. Some of those speakers say there is nothing wrong with organizing a session that way.
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