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Low Pay, Pension Cuts Prompt Largest University Strike in UK History
More than 70,000 staff members from 150 universities are set to strike later this month, marking five consecutive years of academic protests in the country.
Low Pay, Pension Cuts Prompt Largest University Strike in UK History
Low Pay, Pension Cuts Prompt Largest University Strike in UK History

More than 70,000 staff members from 150 universities are set to strike later this month, marking five consecutive years of academic protests in the country.

More than 70,000 staff members from 150 universities are set to strike later this month, marking five consecutive years of academic protests in the country.

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Revealing Peer Reviewer Identities Could Introduce Bias: Study
Chloe Tenn | Oct 27, 2021 | 2 min read
An analysis finds that reviewers are more likely to choose to be de-anonymized when their reviews are positive, suggesting instituting a fully open process might discourage negative feedback.
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Former Yale Professor Sexually Assaulted Five Students: Report
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 21, 2019 | 2 min read
An independent investigation ordered by the university finds that at least eight additional students were sexually harassed by D. Eugene Redmond Jr.
STEM Profs’ Views on Intelligence May Affect Student Outcomes
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 15, 2019 | 2 min read
Students, especially racial minorities, tend to perform worse when professors believe intelligence is fixed
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Dartmouth Professor Investigated for Sexual Misconduct Retires
Shawna Williams | Jun 16, 2018 | 2 min read
Todd Heatherton had groped students, according to allegations, and was facing termination.
University of Rochester Faces Lawsuit for Mishandling Sexual Harassment Case
Shawna Williams | Dec 11, 2017 | 2 min read
The nine plaintiffs allege the university’s actions put women at risk.
Academics Criticize University of Rochester’s Handling of Sexual Harassment Case
Shawna Williams | Nov 15, 2017 | 1 min read
An open letter from hundreds of faculty members in the U.S. and abroad declares they won’t encourage students to pursue education or careers there.
Dealing with Unethical or Illegal Conduct in Higher Education
Anna Azvolinsky | Nov 1, 2017 | 8 min read
Investigations into cases of wrongdoing by professors are increasingly in the public eye. But are colleges and universities doing enough to deal with the problem?
USC to Fire Former Medical School Dean
Diana Kwon | Jul 24, 2017 | 2 min read
Carmen Puliafito, once a renowned ophthalmologist and professor, engaged in illicit drug use and partied with prostitutes.
Tenure Under Attack in Two More States
Joshua A. Krisch | Jan 16, 2017 | 2 min read
Proposed legislation would eliminate academic tenure at public universities in Iowa and Missouri, echoing a move that has already gutted such permanent posts in Wisconsin.
AAUP Champion Dies
Jef Akst | Jan 26, 2016 | 1 min read
Jordan Kurland, associate general secretary of the American Association of University Professors, has passed away at age 87. 
New Scripps Research Institute Leadership
Jef Akst | Sep 20, 2015 | 2 min read
The nonprofit institution names a new CEO and president.
Scripps’s President Steps Down
Kerry Grens | Jul 23, 2014 | 1 min read
Following widespread disapproval among faculty members, Scripps’s Michael Marletta resigns his post.
Opinion: Making Room for Rising Stars
Brad Fenwick | Sep 3, 2013 | 4 min read
Dealing with the delicate matter of retirement for aging academics
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