Arts

Going Borderless and Bilingual

U. of Texas at El Paso's unique M.F.A. program expands into the online sector.

When Masterpieces Are Moneymakers

Fisk's settlement on sale of two valuable paintings reflects a trend in which institutions sell art to pay for other priorities.

A Campus for the Arts in Georgia

Columbus State U.'s new downtown branch distinctive in terms of private support, urban revitalization and investment in the fine arts.

Stage Fright

Yale limits weapons in student theater, angering students in the productions.

A Very Scary Story

After Virginia Tech shootings, San Jose State instructor stopped teaching course in response to student who wrote of killing professor.

Are Museums Academic Units?

U. of Oregon faculty oppose the transfer of authority over art museum from the provost to the advancement office -- raising questions about a university museum's mission.

Worried About Guns? Ban a Campus Musical

At Arkansas Tech U., Sondheim's Assassins is called off, just before opening night, but American Gangster is OK.

Art and the College Administrator

Why will officials who would think twice before banning a book close or alter an exhibit or play? Why is academic freedom more difficult to defend in a theater or museum?

'Virtual Jihadi' Leaves RPI; Controversy Doesn't

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute announced Monday that it would not permit the re-opening of a controversial video exhibit that the university suspended last week. RPI's announcement -- both the decision and the way it was explained -- infuriated the artist and art professors, who moved the video to a gallery off the campus. There, students who are active in the College Republicans at RPI followed them to picket and protest outside, while others streamed in to see the show.

Tenure, the Movie

Hollywood films the ultimate academic story. Will Luke Wilson and David Koechner be credible academics? Will professors find the story believable? Will non-academics care?

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