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Historians reject vote on controversial anti-Israel resolutions

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At business meeting of American Historical Association, members refuse to consider last-minute proposals to condemn Israel's treatment of Palestinians.

Harvard law professor says requests for trigger warnings limit education about rape law

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Professor sets off debate by writing that student requests to avoid discussions on rape law are limiting important parts of legal education. Some faculty say that they don't avoid the topic, but handle discussions in different ways than they do other subjects.

Panel of anthropologists discuss student debt, other concerns about higher ed at annual meeting

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Anthropologists discuss student debt and other concerns about the "commodification" of higher education, and debate role of faculty members in reform efforts.

Vassar professors' essays about racial profiling and racism attract attention

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Back-to-back essays by two Vassar professors, one of them a former dean, renew a debate about treatment of minority faculty members.

New book focuses on challenges of being a father in academe

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New book seeks to shine light on the challenges dads face while trying to balance their home and work lives.

Whistleblower suit alleges Caltech allowed suspected spy to work in jet lab

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Whistle-blower suit alleges that Caltech let a suspected spy keep working at its Jet Propulsion Lab to protect a lucrative federal contract. 

American Studies Association seeks to broaden public image after boycott

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A year after it voted to boycott Israeli academic institutions, American Studies Association is sticking to its guns. But it wants to broaden its public image, and demonstrate involvement in activism beyond Middle East.

Cancer researcher says anonymous online comments cost him a job

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Cancer researcher says anonymous online comments on a research-sharing website cost him a new job at U. of Mississippi. 

Appeals court backs adjunct in case over First Amendment

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Appeals court sides with adjunct who says she was fired for speaking out against part-time faculty working conditions.

Most of the faculty at General Theological Seminary is gone. What happened?

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Most of the faculty at General Theological Seminary is out. But whether they resigned or were fired depends on who you ask.

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