U.S. Adopts New Hiring Rules

Regulations define who colleges and other federal contractors must count as a job "applicant."

Help Wanted: Low-Cost Adjuncts

To mark Campus Equity Week, part-timers in Vermont are using an unusual ad campaign.

Adding Up the Damage

To make the case for U.S. aid, higher ed groups tally cost of colleges' Katrina cleanup: over $2 billion.

New Rights for Pregnant Grad Students

Policy by Stanford chemistry department may offer a model for many institutions.

Diversity Goals

Yale sets 7-year targets for hiring new female and minority faculty members -- and changes search committee process.

9 University Presidents Issue Statement on Gender Equity

Leaders of top research institutions declare that "barriers still exist to the full participation of women."

Do Ag Profs Need Tenure?

U. of Arkansas division plans to shift new hiring to renewable 1-year contracts -- and faculty are outraged.

Social Scientists Lean to the Left, Study Says

Analysis finds wide variations among disciplines -- with anthropology and sociology more liberal than political science and economics.

English Jobs Hold Steady

As interview season arrives, MLA releases job figures that encourage some, but leave others anxious.

Getting Along

In an effort to spread collegiality, literature professors identify ways to stop bickering.


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