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Words He Can't Escape

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Students at the George Mason University School of Law received a double whammy last week: First, Dean Daniel D. Polsby sent an e-mail informing them of a "special town hall meeting" scheduled for Monday where they could meet a candidate for a tenure-track job -- a 22-year-old candidate who had once posted online class notes containing a racial epithet while a law student at Harvard in 2002. Then the next day, Polsby canceled the meeting, writing that the controversial would-be professor "is no longer a candidate."

A Department Skewered

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Missouri State asks outside experts to analyze controversial social work program -- and the results aren't pretty.

New Approach to Diversity

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Colgate asks hiring departments to keep excellence as top priority, but to alter pools by de-emphasizing subfield specialties.

The 'Family Friendly' Competition

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In the last week, both Stanford and Yale Universities have announced significant expansions of the help that they provide to new parents -- with Stanford unveiling a plan for junior faculty members and Yale one for graduate students.

Promotion Decision Questioned

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Or not questioned enough? New Mexico professor decries inaction amid charges that a colleague misrepresented qualifications.

When Policies Don't Mesh

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Spring Arbor University, an evangelical Christian institution that recently made headlines for firing a transgender associate dean, withdrew Wednesday from a plan to offer courses at Lansing Community College’s new University Center because Spring Arbor could not sign on to the college’s non-discrimination policy.

Is EEOC Backpedaling?

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New letter on colleges' job advertising endorses alternative to indicating interest in candidates from certain groups.

When Credentials Count

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Northeastern doesn't renew contracts for a dozen faculty members without terminal degrees as it expands tenure-track hiring.

Skepticism of Faculty and Tenure

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New poll finds majority of public believes bias is problem in college classrooms and questions role of tenure.

A Visa at Last

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It took 2 years and a lawsuit, but University of Nebraska will finally be able to welcome historian hired in 2005.

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