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Historians discuss ways to engage students on Ferguson protests

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At annual meeting, historians discuss ways to engage students on protests in Ferguson, Mo., and elsewhere.

New report argues for better mentoring, pay, and career progression for postdocs

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National Academies report sees system in disarray and calls for better pay, more mentoring and speedier path to their own labs.

National survey suggests a greater focus on teaching but ongoing concerns about diversity, adjuncts

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Survey of undergraduate instructors suggests increased attention on student-centered teaching and ongoing concerns about diversity and adjunct working conditions. 

Panel criticizes ASA's Israel boycott at association's annual meeting

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Panel criticizes American Studies Association's year-old academic boycott of Israel at body's annual meeting. And the panelists in turn are criticized.

Tufts adjuncts tout pay and job security gains in first union contract

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Adjuncts at Tufts say their first union contract, which includes significant pay and job security gains and a right to be interviewed for full-time positions, could be a model for new unions in negotiations elsewhere.

 

Psychology group objects to book's portrayal of its role in post-9/11 torture

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The American Psychological Association objects to a new book's portrayal of its role in government-sponsored enhanced interrogation practices in post-9/11 years.

Speakers at liberal arts conference begrudgingly make case for their utility

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Is making a practical case for the liberal arts necessary, or a trap? Attendees at St. John's College conference differ in their opinions.

 

New books warn of expanding notions of academic freedom and checks on free speech that are hurting higher education

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New books on academic freedom and free speech argue that the most serious threats to academic freedom and free speech are coming from within higher education.

Berkeley chancellor angers faculty members with remarks on civility and free speech

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As Berkeley chancellor joins those calling for more civility in academe, faculty critics see an attack on academic freedom.

Cary Nelson faces backlash over his views on a controversial scholar

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In the backlash over Cary Nelson backing the U. of Illinois for denying a job to a controversial scholar, no one is more surprised at the outrage than Cary Nelson.

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