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Just 5 Universities Produce One-Eighth of the Nation’s Tenure-Track Professors

Just five universities have produced one-eighth of the tenure-track professors at American doctoral institutions, and 80 percent of such professors…

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Fielding Questions About Abortion, Colleges Turn to a Familiar Vehicle: the Working Group

Following the Supreme Court’s reversal of a nationwide right to abortion, colleges in states where the procedure is restricted or…

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Can a Teaching Track Improve Undergraduate Education?

Jennifer L. Wong-Ma had a tenure-track job in computer science more than a decade ago at Stony Brook University. But…

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Why U. of Michigan and Cal State Are Changing Their Presidents’ Contracts

Mark S. Schlissel, who was fired in January as president of the University of Michigan, is still earning a paycheck…

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Why Does the Education Department Need A Chief Economist?

Jordan Matsudaira already has a job in the U.S. Department of Education, as a deputy under secretary. Now, he will…

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Everybody Has a Secret

He is a lonely, bearded scientist who has an important job in the Midwest.A Brooklyn native, raised in a traditional…

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Teaching a Sea of Students

The pandemic has created a huge demand for advice on good, evidence-supported teaching methods. But much of the conversation seems…

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They Signed a Letter in Support of a Colleague. Now They Want to Take it Back.

Last week 38 Harvard professors signed a letter in support of their colleague John L. Comaroff, who the university found…

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The Supreme Court Has Upheld Race-Conscious Admissions Again and Again. Will This Time Be Different?

In the end, Edward J. Blum got what he wanted — another chance to take down race-conscious admissions programs. On…

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U. of Michigan Ousts Its President for ‘Alleged Sexual Affair’ With Subordinate

Mark S. Schlissel, president of the University of Michigan, was fired for cause on Saturday by a unanimous vote of…

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