28 novembre 2018

Bombshell Lawsuit Against Dartmouth

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Federal complaint says college repeatedly ignored reports of three former professors' "Animal House" behavior in harassing students. More...

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Rutgers Reverses Finding on Professor's Remark on White People

HomeBy Colleen FlahertyRutgers University has reversed course regarding a white professor who said he was resigning from his race after visiting a burger joint filled with “little Caucasian assholes” -- presumably children -- in rapidly gentrifying Harlem. The comments, made on Facebook in late spring, attracted widespread attention. More...

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The Vanishing History Major

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. History has seen the steepest decline in majors of all disciplines since the 2008 recession, according to a new analysis published in the American Historical Association's Perspectives on History. More...

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The Impact of Female Chairs

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. What a difference a chair makes: study finds female chairs improve departments' gender diversity and equity. More...

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Guidelines on Arts Programs Facing Cuts

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. With many institutions cutting or considering cutting humanities and arts programs and resources, the College Art Association has released guidelines for addressing substantive changes to art, art history or design programs. More...

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A Very Controversial Idea

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Academic freedom is meant to protect scholars with controversial ideas. But a group of philosophers says academic freedom isn’t protection enough in an era of campus speech debates, internet trolls and threats against professors -- and that academics now need a place to publish their most sensitive ideas pseudonymously. More...

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New Plan for U Wisconsin Stevens Point

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. The University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point, which previously announced plans to cut 13 majors, on Monday said it will continue to evolve into “a new kind of regional university” and save about half the majors pegged for elimination. More...

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Making a Statement on Diversity Statements

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Former Harvard dean's tweet against required faculty diversity statements sets off debate. More...

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Georgetown Grad Assistants Form Union

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Graduate assistants at Georgetown University voted 555 to 108 to form a union affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, the university and the union announced in a joint statement Friday. Approximately 1,100 students were eligible to vote. More...

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Open Searches and Diversity

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Hoping to increase faculty diversity, UC Davis is holding eight open searches focused on candidates' contributions to diversity, instead of narrow disciplinary expertise. More...

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