Social media/networking

Fresno State and the Secret Service are investigating an untenured lecturer who said President Trump "must hang" on Twitter

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Fresno State and the Secret Service are investigating an untenured lecturer who tweeted that President Trump "must hang." But the professor says he never meant to incite actual violence.

Satirical higher ed social media accounts go serious in wake of Trump election

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Satirical academic social media accounts go serious to protest Donald Trump.

AAUP says colleges should defend professors targeted for online harassment due to political views

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AAUP says institutions need to defend professors targeted for online harassment due to their political views.

Drexel issues new statement about academic freedom and inclusivity

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University issues new statement, explicitly recognizing one of its faculty members' tweets about "white genocide" as "protected speech," but also stressing "importance of choosing one’s words thoughtfully."

Rutgers places adjunct on leave for tweets he says were based on rhetoric of President-elect Trump

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Rutgers places adjunct on leave for Twitter comments that he says were modeled on (and a critique of) the pro-gun rhetoric of the president-elect -- and that he says never should have been taken literally.

Colleges face new pressure to monitor social media site Yik Yak

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Women's organizations step up pressure on colleges and the Education Department to do something about the anonymous app Yik Yak. But even amid a series of arrests for threats posted there, can higher ed monitor and regulate what goes on off-campus networks?

Academics, publishers find new communities on Reddit

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On Reddit, the "Wild West" of social networks, individual scholars and publishers find authenticity helps in establishing a presence.

Ban selfies? Most institutions say no

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Despite the uptick of institutions banning selfies at graduation, the state of the selfie in higher education is strong.

Data show significant minority of admissions officers check applicants' social media

Report about Harvard revoking admissions offers over offensive posts in Facebook chat group raises the question of how admissions officers view and use applicants' social media.

Yale dean whose Yelp reviews led to uproar is now on leave

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What started as a controversy about two posts escalated as more of her comments materialized.

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