06 mai 2018

Drake Defends Action on Professor in Harassment Case

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. After facing criticism for allowing a professor found to have harassed students to resign rather than be terminated, Drake University said this week that it handled the situation as well as it could, the Des Moines Register reported. More...

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Uncovering Koch Role in Faculty Hires

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. In defending its financial ties to the Charles Koch Foundation -- some $50 million worth, as of 2016 -- George Mason University has cited its academic independence from donors. More...

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Revolt Over an Editor

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Prominent psychologist apologizes and resigns as journal editor over allegations of aggressive self-citation and more. More...

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Passing on Koch

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Montana State's Faculty Senate narrowly votes down proposed economics research center to be funded by an active Charles Koch Foundation grant. More...

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AAUP on Maricopa Shared Governance Changes

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. The American Association of University Professors is concerned about “apparent departures from generally accepted principles of academic governance” within the Maricopa Community College District, it said in a letter to the district’s governing board Thursday. More...

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A Natural Attraction?

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. From Socrates and Alcibiades to Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, history is full of mentor-mentee relationships that were not only intellectual, but also erotic, romantic or physical -- or all of the above. More...

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Opportunity or Exploitation?

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Southern Illinois University at Carbondale felt the fury of academics scorned this week, after it asked its professors to ask alumni to assist with what is typically faculty work -- for free. More...

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Political Science Journal Goes on 'Temporary Hiatus'

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. The Midwest Political Science Association said Tuesday that it had accepted the immediate resignation of William Jacoby as editor of its flagship publication, the American Journal of Political Science. Jacoby, a professor of political science at Michigan State University, previously planned to edit the journal through the end of the year amid sexual harassment allegations. More...

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Collateral Damage

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Bad news is often obvious in retrospect: unremarkable events become harbingers; seemingly unrelated developments become signs. More...

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Harvard Graduate Assistants Vote for Union

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Graduate students at Harvard University voted 1,931 to 1,523 to form a union affiliated with the United Auto Workers, they announced Friday. The election, held earlier this month, was the second on the union issue, as a 2016 vote proved inconclusive. More...

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