Ryan Quinn

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January 27, 2023
The UAW is accusing three UC San Diego professors of giving “unsatisfactory” grades to graduate student workers for striking. One professor, accused of threatening a student, calls it "a total lie."
January 26, 2023
North Dakota’s House majority leader has filed legislation that would let the presidents of Dickinson State, Bismarck State and perhaps other colleges review tenured faculty at any time—and fire them, with no employee power to appeal.
January 26, 2023
Nature reports that over 300 scientists are urging the University of California, Los Angeles, to rescind the discipline of a Robert H. MacArthur Award–winning ecologist. The publication says UCLA suspended Priyanga Amarasekare without pay for a year and cut her salary by a fifth for a further two years. Her lab website says, “Professor Amarasekare is on leave for the 2022-2023 academic year.”
January 25, 2023
Another study adds to the litany of concerns about student evaluations of faculty teaching. It says men and women are both at risk from bias in gender-lopsided departments, but women more so.
January 24, 2023
The University of Illinois at Chicago’s faculty strike has ended, just before its second week was to start. The university and the union, UIC United Faculty, each announced the strike’s end and a tentative agreement early Monday morning. Union members haven’t yet voted on the new contract, so the walkout could resume if members reject the deal. It’s unclear when that vote will be. The union, which represents faculty who are tenured or tenure track and full-time non–tenure track, tweeted:

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