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Berkeley astronomer resigns over sexual harassment investigation

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When Berkeley didn't fire an astronomer it found to have mistreated female students for years, his colleagues took steps to force him out.

Connecticut State U professors see administration proposal as an attack on tenure

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Connecticut State U professors say proposals for their new union contract, including the transfer of tenured faculty members to another university and expanding the grounds for dismissing tenured professors, read like an attack on their rights.

Big ideas-oriented science is exciting, but will recent initiatives live up to the hype?

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Big, ideas-oriented research is exciting, but will recent, costly initiatives live up to the hype?

Incident at Mount Holyoke renews debate on talking about race in classrooms

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A professor at Mount Holyoke asked his students to name slurs that might have been used against groups of which they are members. The college helped seven students switch sections, but now one student has gone public with the incident.

Why do some faculty members sign loyalty oaths without issue?

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In light of a recent high-profile faculty resignation at Phoenix College, some are asking why other professors asked to sign loyalty oaths don't object.

Researchers, faculty members explore texting as email alternative

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Colleges are searching for new ways to communicate with students electronically. Could texting be the answer?

State College of Florida eliminates continuous contracts, puts all faculty members on one-year contracts

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State College of Florida eliminates rolling contracts in favor of one-year contracts for all full-time faculty members, even long-serving ones.

Questions and criticism surround survey on tenure at U of Wisconsin

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U of Wisconsin professors want to know why they weren't informed of who was behind survey that showed up this week -- and that has now been taken offline.

When it comes to dating other faculty members or supervisors, proceed with caution

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Resignation and litigation at Stanford point to complications when an administrator has a relationship with a faculty member in his or her unit, but few colleges have formal policies about such situations.

Essays from academics fed up with higher ed mark resurgence of 'quit lit'

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Recent Dear John letters from academics leaving higher education signal a resurgence in 'quit lit.'

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