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Diversity Up for Grad Students

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Enrollment increase is led by gains for women and African Americans.

The Clarity Gap

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Female professors are less likely than men to feel they know what is expected of them to earn tenure, study finds.

Adjuncts and Graduation Rates

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Community colleges with greater share of full-time faculty are more likely to have students who finish programs, study finds.

Women Turning Down Harvard's Offers

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While the proportion of women receiving tenure-track offers to join Harvard University’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences rose for the third straight year in 2005-6, the share of women who accepted positions declined dramatically, according to an internal report.

New Measures for Gender Inequities

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AAUP releases national and campus data showing gaps in faculty employment and salaries -- especially at doctoral universities.

'Death of a Department Chair'

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Isabel Vittorio, who, as a department chair at the fictional Austin University, had variously “been described as narcissistic, charismatic, brilliant, and opportunistic” was found slumped over her desk in the Department of Literature and Rhetoric early on a Monday morning, her neck broken. What ensues as the murder investigation unfolds is a peek inside what author Lynn C. Miller called the closed, “wonderful dysfunctional family template” of a humanities department.

Input or Intrusion?

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Pro-Israel groups oppose a job candidate at Wayne State and a tenure candidate at Barnard, setting off new debates on academic freedom.

Hopkins Endorses Gender Parity

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University commits to 50% representation in professoriate and among executive leadership by 2020.

Appointment Roils a Law School

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Students and professors at Minnesota’s law school oppose hiring of author of controversial memo on treatment of al-Qaeda detainees.

New Push for Full-Time Faculty Jobs

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AFT plans to push state legislation to counter erosion of tenure-track positions. Can long-term adjuncts and new Ph.D.'s both gain?

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