20 mai 2017

Furor Over Philosopher's Comments on Violence Against White People

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Texas A&M president calls remarks “disturbing." Many colleagues say his quotes have been distorted and that his work in critical race theory and his academic freedom deserve support. More...

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Linking Evaluations to Equity Contributions

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire policy will require all faculty and staff members to work toward equity, diversity and inclusion, for consideration in their evaluations. It's controversial, but proponents say it's an efficient way to put values into action. More...

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Words Fly on Free Speech Bill

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Critics of proposed legislation to ensure First Amendment rights at Wisconsin public universities say it could backfire and limit expression. Requirement for political neutrality alarms professors and administrators alike. More...

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From Title IX ‘Witch Hunt’ to Suit

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Graduate student who is subject of Title IX critic Laura Kipnis's new book sues for defamation and invasion of privacy. More...

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Tufts Grad Students Form Union

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Tufts University graduate students in the School of Arts and Sciences voted to form a union affiliated with Service Employees International Union, they announced Thursday. More...

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‘Hypatia’ Disavows the ‘Hypatia’ Disavowal

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Add another chapter to the Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy saga: the publication’s Board of Directors this week released a statement supporting Hypatia’s original decision to release a controversial article on race, viewed by some as an attack on transgender women or an erasure of black women, or both. More...

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Push for 'Unit Records' Revived

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Bipartisan group of senators wants to end ban on collecting data many say would help students and the public judge colleges. Opponents appear unmoved, citing privacy concerns. More...

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Trump Reported to Pick Nonscientist for Top Ag Science Job

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Sam Clovis, a former Trump campaign co-chair with no science background, is reportedly the pick to lead the U.S. Agriculture Department's research section, according to reports from agriculture trade press and the investigative news site ProPublica. More...

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Trump Casts Himself as Outsider in Liberty U Address

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. President Trump likened his outsider path to the presidency to the position of evangelical Christians in academe in his commencement address at Liberty University Saturday. More...

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House Democrats' Higher Education Campaign

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Democratic members of the House Education and the Workforce Committee on Monday announced a campaign of higher education proposals -- called Aim Higher -- that will address access, affordability and completion. More...

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