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Leadership & Governance

In Fight Over UC-Davis Chancellor’s Future, Where Does the Faculty Stand?

Despite her mounting controversies, many faculty members say Linda P.B. Katehi should stay on as the campus leader, while others are using the opportunity to voice different concerns.

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Faculty

After 3 Years, U. of Colorado Deems Its Conservative-Scholars Program a Success  

But the Boulder campus’s invitation of visiting professors of conservative thought may not work elsewhere.

The Ticker

Yale Keeps Name for College That Honors a Slavery Apologist

The university's president defended the decision to retain the name of John C. Calhoun on a residential college, saying it held educational value as a reminder of a controversial past that the institution needs to confront.

The Ticker

U. of Louisville Will Remove Monument to Confederate Soldiers

The university's president, James R. Ramsey, said the plan was one recommendation of the campus's diversity committee.

The Ticker

U. of Akron Ends Partnership Talks With For-Profit ITT

The university's president, Scott L. Scarborough, wrote in an email that he would "continue to search for appropriate ways to strengthen" Akron.

The Ticker

Budget Cuts Prompt U. of North Dakota to Eliminate More Than 100 Positions

Among the positions to be lost are 51 on the faculty.

Technology

Online Badges Help Refugees Prove Their Academic Achievements  

A novel program in Germany seeks to recognize migrants’ educational attainment even though they might lack the diploma to prove it.

Teaching

Dissecting One (Extremely Boring) College Lecture  

Three teaching experts offer color commentary on a classroom scene, and discuss the pros and cons of this enduring teaching format.

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The Chronicle Review

The Oaxaca Incident  

When a geographer set out to map indigenous territory, did he mislead the local people?

 

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The Chronicle Review

American Ghetto

A noted sociologist explores a loaded term.

Lingua Franca

The Social Consequences of Switching to English

Geoff Pullum learns to his surprise of a case in which switching the language of business in a company from Japanese to English brought about a revolution in corporate culture.

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Vitae

Conference Challenges for People with Psychiatric Disabilities

How to make scholarly conferences more accessible.

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Vitae

Managing a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

The last of a three-part series on an alternative approach to financing a research project.