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'Saving Higher Education in the Age of Money'

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The "preoccupation with money" is eroding the values of higher education, argues a new book: Saving Higher Education in the Age of Money, published in April by the University of Virginia Press. The authors -- James Engell and Anthony Dangerfield -- question the endowment obsession of presidents, the rating obsession of admissions officers, and the career obsession of students.

Professors Without Pay

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Faculty members sue Knoxville College, charging that they haven’t been compensated for nearly a year.

Post-Tenure Reviews Without Due Process

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Investigators from the American Association of University Professors find fault with the way Virginia State U. dismissed two faculty members.

Turnaround for Women at Harvard

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University pledges at least $50 million, creates new position and vows to consider numerous policy changes to aid female scientists.

3% Now vs. 6% Later

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George Washington U. says faculty will benefit from a six-month delay in raises. Professors want to see their money now.

Faculty Demographics

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New data show how faculty racial composition differs among sectors of colleges. On gender, data show equity at community colleges.

Faculty Removes a Union at Davenport

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Full-time professors at Davenport University vote unanimously to end collective bargaining.

What They Earn Across the Quad

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New research explains why gaps between disciplines are larger at some institutions than others.

Progress and Problems for Female Historians

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Report documents advances by women in history departments -- and lingering impact of sexism, both overt and subtle, on careers.

Line in the Sand

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Kent State professors consider a strike over plan to change their health benefits.

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